Moscow, the Voina group “Fuck for the heir Puppy Bear!” action on February 29


banner with action motto
banner with action motto

"Fuck for the heir Puppy Bear!"
"Fuck for the heir Puppy Bear!"

On February 29 the Voina group has staged the "Fuck for the heir Puppy Bear!" action 2 days prior to the presidential elections in Russia on March 2.

The action took place in Moscow’s Biological museum underneath the banner with the motto.

The slogan for the collective fuck action first appeared beside the flags of the demonstrating pro-Kremlin youth at a political rally on February 23 ( The demonstration was set to support the Kremlin candidate – Vice-premier Dmitry Medvedev, who is to become successor to President Putin after the expected overwhelming majority in Sunday’s vote. While some claim today’s elections a profanation of a just and democratic political process with complete media control and authoritarian oppression of opposition forces by Putin’s govenment, the Voina has decided to step out and show it's level of involvement in the political process by directing the group's energy towards the inexperienced “Puppy Bear” at the beginning of his long path - in a situation when the decided outcome demands no passionate voice from the voter. Neither the public, nor the police decided to intervene with the course of the group’s action.

The pet name "Puppy Bear" is derived from the etymology of Mr. Medvedev's surname meaning "bear".

FEBRUARY 29 ACTION COVERAGE:; (spectator's accounts)

FEBRUARY 23 RALLY VIDEO AND PHOTOS: (watch end of video for the slogan to appear);

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Russian version

anonymous 02.Mar.2008 06:49

Report's Russian version:

News agencies report on the action!

anonymous 02.Mar.2008 18:31 - an opposition news source (Russian)

Information control is tight in Russia - media outlets rarely dare to publish controversial content. It will be difficult for mainstream media to completely ignore the big public outcry this event caused online. Russia's most popular blogging and social network LiveJournal had several blogs reviewing and discussing the "F@ck for the heir Puppy Bear" action at leading positions in its Top30 popular blog list during the better part of the election day of Sunday, March 2 - a clear indicator of what causes interest among Russian internet users. Supporters of Putin's rigid media control policies are already calling for the whole LiveJournal blogging service to be shut down "for maintenance" in order to clean it from "meaningless dirt and pornography" - - which is how they have labeled the February 29 radical art action.

Will the internet be forced to stick with Kremlin's censorship plans or stay alive as the last outpost for free public speech in Russia?