'Child pornography': Protester throws urine on American artist's pictures in Moscow gallery

04:09 PM | 27 Sep, 2016
'Child pornography': Protester throws urine on American artist's pictures in Moscow gallery
MOSCOW - An art gallery in Russia’s capital city has shuttered the exhibition of pictures by US photographer Jock Sturges after a Russian senator labelled them child abuse images and a protester threw urine at some of the pictures.

Camouflaged men, representing the NGO Officers of Russia, turned up at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography over the weekend. They blocked the entrance to the building, saying they were going to evaluate the contents of the exhibition for “pedophilic” contents, the Russia Today reported.


Several television channels showed a man throwing liquid at the pictures from a plastic bottle. The TV channels reported it was urine.

Senator Yelena Mizulina said the photo exhibition included images of naked school-age girls and therefore qualified as child abuse. “This is propaganda of paedophilia in the most accurate sense of the word,” she said in comments cited by state television.

Anna Kuznetsova, presidential ombudsman for children’s rights, has alo called for an investigation of the exhibition by prosecutors.

Sturges, 69, is described in one of his biographies as a “lightning rod for controversy” for his brand of nude photography, which has also got him into trouble in the United States.


Investigators raided his home and studio in 1990 but a grand jury decided not to indict him, the Guardian reported.

Talking to to Russia’s REN TV, Sturges said his pictures of about 25 families, taken over a few decades, had nothing to do with pornography. They had been shot with the consent of the models or, if they were under-age, of their parents.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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