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The photo shows an unshaven Russian glaring into the distance from behind prison bars. It’s a striking shot, so it is hardly surprising that when it was printed on a 4×6-meter banner and unfurled at an entrance to the 20-km exclusion zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the police officers on duty were somewhat perplexed.

“They came out and asked us what we were doing,” explained Alex Plutser-Sarno, a member of the infamous Russian art group Voina, which has been holding similar “actions” around the world for the last few months.

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