Art Protests in Moscow

posted 20 Oct 2011, 14:55 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 20 Oct 2011, 15:04 ]
Source: (info), 07/10/11 

Freedom-loving artists are putting up “road signs” in Moscow criticising human rights violations, embezzlement of state property, corruption and falsification of elections. 
For example, according to Мoskovsky komsomolets, a sign with the words “Tandem: Beware” hung opposite the Kremlin for two days. And in Okhotny ryad, opposite the State Duma, a road sign was hung up with the words “An Uneasy Conscience Betrays Itself”. The newspaper also listed other signs thought up by activists, including “Bribe on Road” and “Incendiaries at Work”. “These signs were quietly hung up in the city on Saturday night by street artists dressed as road workers,” Moskovsky komsomolets reports. An activist giving his name as Anton told the paper that “signs like these are labelling outdoor space in a way that in some places very accurately describes reality.” The artists believe their campaign is socially beneficial, saying that the new signs are helping to improve the city environment. [Read more]