The pain of life under tyranny

"A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society," - Petr Pavlensky November 10, 2013

Opposition artist nails testicle to bricks of red square to protest repression under PutinPetr Pavlensky, opposition artist seen above, has nailed his testicle to the coblestones of Red Square, protesting repression on Russia's "Day of Police". In a previous action, he  made a similar statement by wrapping his naked body in barbed wire, linked to the photo below.

from Вре Дробушевиш Bre Drobushevich

In a previous action, the artist wrapped his naked body in barbed wire(MOSCOW) On November 10, an official holiday for police and FSB Officials, an art action took place in Red Square, the Kremlin looming in the background. In this action, named "Fixation" a naked man sitting on the Red Square nailed his testicles to the Kremlin's pavement.
"The action can be seen as a metaphor of the apathy, political indifference and fatalism of modern Russian society", says Pavlensky. "Bureaucratic lawlessness deprives society of opportunities to act. The defeats and losses of the people are increasingly painful as they are beaten to the Kremlin pavement, beaten into a lethargic army of zombies, patiently awaiting their fate.
Now, when power turns the country into one big open arena, looting the masses to enrich the law enforcement agencies, society condones tyranny and the power of the many is surrendered to the few. The failure to rise up brings the triumph of a police state."

Moscow police arrived, covered the artist with a blanket, and asked videographer Dmitry Zykov of grani.ru to end the video,

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