August 18, 2015

The Chimera of Freedom

From Moscow art smashed as Orthodox activists denounce 'blasphemy' - Yahoo News  -
The Manege exhibition centre was the scene of one of the most famous Soviet-era crackdowns on contemporary art. In 1962, then-Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev visited an exhibition of abstract painting at the gallery and angrily denounced the artists as “fags” and “bastards.” In 1974, the authorities sent in a bulldozer to destroy an improvised exhibition in a park in southwestern Moscow by avant-garde artists.

So it was in the era of communist dictatorship. Now, it's once again religion's turn. Nothing much has changed, has it?
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