Russia detains museum chief who exhibited 'Putin in underwear' painting
ST PETERSBURG (AFP) - The director of a small Russian museum was briefly detained on Tuesday after it exhibited a painting of President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wearing women's underwear, a colleague said.
"Tatyana Titova, the director of Museum of Power" was detained at 2am, when she was hanging paintings in the museum," said the founder of the St Petersburg privately owned venue, Mr Alexander Donskoi.
She was released from the police station four hours later without explanation, Mr Donskoi told AFP.
The police a week ago on Tuesday raided an exhibition at the Museum of Power, taking several paintings, including one where Mr Putin appears in a strappy nightie while Mr Medvedev is pictured in a bra and knickers.