In January it became known that he emigrated from Russia together with his wife and two daughters due to allegations of sexual violence.
Artist-actionist Peter Pavlensky received political asylum in France, according to Agence France-Presse, with reference to the lawyer of the artist.
In January 2017 Pavlensky appealed to the authorities of France to grant him, his wife and two daughters political asylum. In Russia against the painter’s actress “Театра.doc” Anastasia Slonina filed charges of rape.
The artist Pavlensky is known for performances. Mostly, they are associated with self-hatred. For his latest loud action – the arson of the doors of the building of FSB on Lubyanka, he was sentenced to a fine of 500 thousand rubles.