Damaged Repin’s painting vandal has denied reports of drinking vodka
Moscow. May 29. INTERFAX.RU — Igor Podporin, may 25, damaged the painting by Ilya Repin “Ivan the terrible and his son Ivan” in the Tretyakov gallery, denied his words about drinking before the attack vodka.
“I did not drink vodka and do not drink at all. The video, which circulated, was taken after I had pressure,” he said at a meeting in Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky court, where today the issue of his arrest.
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Answering a question of journalists, who have exerted pressure on him, Podporin said: “everyone, including the staff of the Tretyakov gallery”. Then he said that he would like to get help from human rights defenders.
Also he said he “may regret”.
Speaking about the motives of the act, Podporin explained that he did it “because the picture is all a lie.”
The police asked them to sign a vandal into custody, as being at liberty, he may continue to engage in criminal activities or try to escape from the investigation.
Podporin was detained may 25, after a metal bar fence broke the glass of the picture and damaged the painting “Ivan the terrible and his son Ivan”.