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A group of Czech activists is auction a sculpture of Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting naked on a gold toilet – with proceeds from the sale going to buy a combat drone for Ukraine.

The effigy – named “Naked Killers” and also featuring Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko – was designed as a critique of Putin’s lavish and luxurious lifestyle, but has changed in appearance several times since its unveiling in 2021, adapting to current events.

Activist and author of the concept, Otakar van Gemund, was inspired by Russian opponent Alexei Navalny and his investigation of Putin’s palace, where toilet brushes alone reportedly cost €15,000. The toilet brush motif later became a symbol of resistance during anti-regime protests in Russia.

“It is a symbol of the evilness of the Russian regime, its mafia aesthetics and its totalitarian despotism,” van Gemund told a press conference, adding that in his eyes the statue shows that Putin is only doing pretend to be strong.

The starting price has been set at €10,000 and the auction lasts until December 20.

After evidence of Russian war crimes was discovered in Bucha, a mannequin of a civilian victim in a plastic bag was added under Putin’s pedestal. A golden letter “Z”, a Russian military mark that has become the main sign of public support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, on a gold chain was added to the dictator’s chest.


Full of money? Naked Putin sculpture on gold toilet up for auction – POLITICO

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