In a statement posted on the grani.ru website prior to the demonstration, Mr Pavlensky had written: 'A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society.'
The artist has put his body on the line for previous high-profile protests. After two members of the Pussy Riot punk protest band were jailed for singing inside Moscow's main cathedral in 2011 he sewed his lips together, and he also wrapped his naked body in barbed wire outside a government building in St Petersburg.
You'll find my cobblestones require extra attention today
Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky nails his own testicles to cobblestones
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I have mortar at my place.
Wasn't that an NWA lyric? "Cold улица in my lap and it's freezin' mah balls!" ?
a ballsy move.
Ow my balls?
That's a majorly dick move, bro.
Did he actually nail his testicles to the pavement, or just his scrotum?
Does being pedantic bring all the girls to your yard?
As someone on my twitter timeline asked: What would the punishment for doing that in Saudi Arabia be? Probably much the same thing.