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RIGA, May 16. /TASS/. Russia’s Embassy in Latvia has sent a note to the country’s Foreign Ministry over an installation in Riga which features a crucified person, the diplomatic mission told TASS on Friday.
"This fact cannot arise anything but extreme indignation and resentment. We consider unacceptable such provocative ‘arts’ in the capital of the country that is presiding in the Council of the European Union. The embassy sent a note to Latvian Republic’s Foreign Ministry. We expect official Riga to react to this scandalous case," the Russian Embassy said.
The installation featuring a crucified man resembling Russian President Vladimir Putin was set up at the former building of Latvia’s State Security Committee in Riga which hosts several expositions. The authors of the project who wished to remain anonymous offered everyone to put a nail into the effigy on the cross.
Latvian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ivars Lasis said that the project should be assessed by art critics. "This is an art work, and it is not in our competence. Professionals and art critics should assess the installation. We urge to contact them on this matter. We think that there is no resemblance with any real person," Lasis told the Baltcom radio station.