The raid on the museum, which describes itself as one of the largest erotica museums in Europe, took place on Tuesday night ahead of Obama’s expected arrival in Russia’s second city to take part in the G20 summit later this week.
The museum’s curator Alexander Donskoi said the museum was temporarily shut down, suggesting that the gesture was political.
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