Russian artist sets the Security Service’s entrance on fire

Nov 09 2015

Immediately after the action, he and the journalists observing the performance were arrested.

As of right now, the journalists have been released, but Peter Pavlensky is still detained at the police station. His preliminary accusation is disorderly conduct.

Here is how Peter explained the meaning of his action: “The burning door of Lubyanka is a gauntlet that the society throws down in the face of a terrorist threat. The Federal Security Service (FSB) has been acting by the method of endless terror and continues holding the power over 146 000 000 people. Fear turns free people into a sticky mass of disparate bodies. The threat of an inevitable reprisal impends over anyone within the range of reach of a video surveillance device, audio tapping device, and border passport control. Military tribunals annihilate any expression of free will.

But terrorism can only exist out of an animal instinct of fear. A human is forced to go against this instinct by an unconditional protective reflex. This is a reflex of fighting for one’s own life. And life is worth starting to fight for.”

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“Misrule of Law” report and the Kremlin attacks

Jun 12 2019

Dear friends and colleagues,

Our new groundbreaking report “MISRULE OF LAW: HOW THE KREMLIN USES WESTERN INSTITUTIONS TO UNDERMINE THE WEST” has been published online today: More