Phallic protest up for award

Time of article published Feb 16, 2011

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Controversial Russian graffiti artists - jailed for taunting spy chiefs - have been nominated for a top award, a report has said.

According to a orange news, the group - called Voina, or “War” in Russian - painted a huge phallus on a lifting bridge opposite the headquarters of spy chiefs FSB in St Petersburg.

Every time the bridge was raised the giant manhood could be seen rising in front of the spy centre's windows.

Now the group has been nominated for a national award by Russia's State Centre for Contemporary Art, the report said.

Voina reportedly said it would only accept the award if two of its members were released from jail where they've been held on public order offences for three months.

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