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Leonid Nikolayev of Voina group reported dead


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A prominent member of the Russian dissident art collective Voina, famous for stunts like painting a giant phallus on a drawbridge facing the St. Petersburg headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), has died at the age of 31, according to his former lawyer and fellow activists.


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Oh my god, awful news.

Voina founder Oleg Vorotniko said in a September 24 blog post that Leonid Nikolayev, known by the nickname β€œF*****-Up Lyonya,” died following an accident while cutting timber outside Moscow.

β€œHe fell into a coma and died at the emergency room,” Voina founder Oleg Vorotnikov wrote, adding that the accident happened on September 22.