(Neil Bowdler’s report appeared on Radio Free Europe, 1/9.)

A street artist known as Philippenzo has left his native Russia after authorities issued arrest warrants over his stance against Moscow’s ongoing war in Ukraine. Filip Kozlov, 39, now lives in Lithuania but continues his activism. He recently sold a work in support of Russia’s LGBT community for over $7,000 after the Russian Supreme Court ruled that the nonexistent “international LGBT social movement” was “extremist.

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