Russia's envoy to EU wants image of Pussy Riot removed from his office in Brussels

Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov expects the Belgian Foreign Ministry to respond to a note protesting the image of the punk group Pussy Riot installed in front of the building of his office in Brussels.

Chizhov told reporters on Thursday the office of the human rights organization Amnesty International in Belgium had illegally installed across the road from his office a poster featuring its symbols as "a scary image of Pussy Riot," which "cannot be shown to children, and not only because it's indecent, but also because it looks scary."

"I naturally submitted a note to the Belgian Foreign Ministry, saying it creates an abnormal atmosphere in front of a diplomatic mission and insults public morals. I have not received a response yet. Let's see what happens," he said.

"I wonder what they would have done if a similar installation featuring the Guantanamo prison was made next to our neighbors [the building of the U.S. embassy in Brussels]. And if they used photos? It could be much scarier," Chizhov said.

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