‘War’ makes love

Now that Russia has transformed its militia into police, alleged activists of the Russian performance artist group ‘Voina’ (‘War’) have focused their efforts on reforming women officers, using nothing else than hugs and kisses.

The self-proclaimed activists have said they want the “girls in blue” to be more relaxed, so volunteer girls have been throwing their arms around lady law enforcers working on public transport and filming it.

However, not all of the hugged and kissed seem happy to be lunged at for a bit of free love.

The controversial videos were posted on the Internet the same day when the new Russian law about police came into force.

Meanwhile, the guru of Art Group ‘Voina’ has claimed the event was organized by imitators wanting to provoke a scandal. Aleksey Plutser-Sarno wrote in his LiveJournal blog that this was not an event, but a “childish and conformist” flash mob “of copy-cats and frauds.”

The Art Group ‘Voina’ is no stranger to controversy, having previously painted a giant phallus on one of St Petersburg’s rising bridges.