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Leonid Bershidsky

Vandals Test the Limits of Putin's Ideology

Fundamentalists' attack on an art show echoes a 2013 law protecting religion from insults.
A pillar of Putinism.

A pillar of Putinism.

Photographer: Alexey Druzhinn/AFP/Getty Images

When a group of Orthodox Christian fundamentalists attacked an art exhibition in Moscow on Friday, they exposed some of the contradictions of the ideology underlying President Vladimir Putin's regime. 

Vladimir Putin