Pyotr Pavlensky's Red Square protest

Pyotr Pavlensky’s Red Square protest. Image from Liveleak video

A Russian man has been arrested and hospitalised after nailing his testicles to cobblestones in the icononic Red Square in Moscow.

Pyotr Pavlensky, a performance artist, stripped naked before performing the gruesome act of self-mutilation near to Lenin’s mausoleum in protest to what he believes is Russia’s descent into a Putin-led police state.

WARNING: Graphic video

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