Vladimir Putin On The Benefits Of Group Sex

Can you imagine Stalin making this kind of public statement? Visitors to Lenin’s tomb in Moscow have probably seen him looking several shades redder than his normal white hue. Tom Parfitt reports on the Russian president’s rather unstatesmanlike comments for the Telegraph:

Mr Putin made the observation on Thursday in one of his trademark pithy remarks during his first interview since his inauguration in May, with the Kremlin-controlled, English-language RT television channel.

“Some fans of group sex say that it’s better than one-on-one because, as with any collective work, you can skive off,” he said.

The comment came after the Russian leader had spoken about an orgy that was staged in Moscow’s state biology museum in 2008 which involved Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, one of three feminist activists of the Pussy Riot group who were jailed for two years for hooliganism last month after a politically charged trial.

Mr Putin said he would not express his opinion on the harshness of the sentence against the three women. However, he went on to describe the orgy organised by the Voina (War) art collective, which the group said at the time was a protest at the anointment of Dmitry Medvedev as Mr Putin’s one-term successor in the Kremlin.

“They performed group sex in a public place,” said the president. “It was, as they say, their affair; people have the right to do what they like as long as it doesn’t break the law, but [doing it] in public, then the authorities should have paid attention to that.”…

[continues in the Telegraph]

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  • SU

    Leonid Brezhnev is the best!!

    • MoralDrift

      dude had medals on top of medals and eyebrows that rival Walter Brimley’s mustache

  • zwaborg

    Putin doesn’t understand art, or else pretends not to.

    http://youtu.be/FOUkS__IJhk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgeF7tOks4s
    etc etc etc

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Thanks for posting that.  That made me feel very uncomfortable.

      Of course Putin would never admit to understanding art, even if he could.  One of the state’s primary functions is to sustain its own credibility, which will inevitably be undermined by the sorts of shocking and disturbing insights that are art’s primary function.  True Art will always be fundamentally opposed to the type of social inertia that Putin works to maintain.

      People may attempt to include propaganda as a species of art on the basis of the skill and subjectivity required to apply it, but I think there are fair grounds to deny this, or at least consider propaganda a radically inferior and debased form of art. 

      Given that propaganda is by definition applied to very narrow, well-defined ends it will always lack the thrilling edge of experimentation available to the open-ended enterprise of True Art.  I don’t think it too much to say that propaganda scavenges for its own debased sort of meaning among the detritous left in the wake of True Art’s feasting.

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

       Art is whatever you can get away with.
      McLuhan

  • Jesus Borg

    I actually kind of Like Putin, because he just acts like Pimp Gangster basically, which is what he is. American Politicians/Robber Barons are so phony…

    • Hadrian999

      he probably is the most honest politician around, totally upfront about being a super villain 

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Boy, those little girls must have Putin sh*tting his drawers to bother with a lie that uninteresting.

    • smooth_operator

      Which part is the lie? The orgy is on video. Pussy Riot members also decided to raid a super market and film one of their members stuff a chicken up her vagina. That video is also on YouTube. Let’s not forget they’ve also set police cars on fire and vandalized the St. Petersburg bridge with obscene images. All of this stuff would get you arrested in almost any country I can think of, not just Russia. How anyone can label these clowns as “artists” is bewildering.

  • Kurt the Turk

    For an orgy, would Putin put out?

  • Kurt the Turk

    For an orgy, would Putin put out?

  • ioksototeaterofsouls

    Putin has some wit, evidently. 

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