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Russian Artist Arrested for Wearing Virtual Reality Glasses in Public

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Russian media and RFE/RL report one of the strangest arrests Russia has ever seen: an artist detained for wearing virtual reality glasses in public.

Artist Katrin Nenasheva was detained and taken to a psychiatric hospital after police stopped her from walking around in virtual reality goggles, which coincidentally showed her project about the lives of psychiatric patients in Russia. RFE/RL who published the article in Russian, says Nenasheva was told that “this is the real world.” She was released shortly after doctors at the psychiatric hospital where police took her concluded that she did not require hospitalization.

Read the full story at Radio Free Europe.