Just minutes after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila left a polling station at the Russian Academy of Sciences in south-west Moscow, three topless women with the words “I steal for Putin” painted on their breasts burst into the polling station shouting anti-government slogans. They were immediately detained by police.
The women told reporters they were activists from the Ukrainian Femen group, which has a history of staging dramatic topless protests.
“Three Ukrainian nationals were found guilty… of petty hooliganism,” the court spokeswoman said.
The women were sentenced to five, ten and 12 days of administrative arrest.
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