a scandal in France — the candidate in mayors of Paris, close associate of Macron, withdrew from the elections after the video, which was published by Peter Pavlensky. This flamboyant artist fled Russia to evade the authorities. The French gave him asylum, believing him to be a misunderstood artist and already regret it. Pavlensky set fire to the door of the Bank of France and was given a suspended sentence. Why he now decided to intervene in French politics? That was the footage that caused such a response?

a Failed artist-actionist Peter Pavlensky, which in Paris is almost forgotten, again reminded of itself, having acted in an unexpected role of a political activist, a fighter for the purity of morals in French society. Online, he posted screenshots of private correspondence of one of the candidates for the post of mayor of the capital, the nearest ally of Macron Benjamin Grivot, father of three children, the youngest of whom is not yet one year old. Explicit words and explicit videos, taken by himself, intended a certain young lady. On his page in Facebook Pavlensky had written:

“This is the only candidate whose entire campaign is built on the protection of the family, childhood and traditional family values. In correspondence with a young girl he says that family and children is prison. How to understand this contradiction? Or there is no contradiction, and Grivot just wants to be a Director of the cellblock, called “Paris”?”.

Hryvnia was forced to admit that the correspondence do it. He referred to the fact that within a year he poured mud and threatened with death, but because he decided early to go the distance.

“More than a year my family and I have suffered insults, lies, anonymous attacks, hacking personal correspondence and threats. Now it has crossed all boundaries. Websites and social pages made a rude attack on my personal life. I made the decision to withdraw his candidacy for mayor of Paris.”

Where did Pavloswhom much interest in municipal elections, and how much it might cost, wondering now the whole French press. Itself to publish such revelations, it will not, because here we are not talking about the embezzlement of state funds, and all that makes a politician out of office — his own business, and it falls under the law on the protection of privacy.

the Site, where there is publication, registered in the U.S. and, according to lawyers Hryvnia, and the Russian activists. But to suspect Pavlensky in Russia would be more than enough, given all his antics and still open a criminal case. France sheltered him in 2017, after which he set fire to the door of the Bank of France, called for world revolution. He was tried, he was arguing with the hostess, received a year in jail and a year of probation. Pavlensky was trying to teach — it ended in scandal. Now he’s trying to expose, but it remains unclear.

In France to remove competitors from the race, exposing personal life, is still not accepted. With the exception, perhaps, can only be considered a former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused of harassment. Usually the press is drained various corruption schemes, so that the reaction of the political community is the scandal with the Hryvnia to be extremely solidary, regardless of party.

“first and foremost I want to Express personal support. The spread of some videos without consent falls under the Criminal code in our country and punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term up to two years. Of course, it is necessary to punish guilty”, — said the Minister of internal Affairs of France Christophe Castaner.

“I believe that justice should identify those responsible. The profile of the person who did it deserves to be dug deeper. This Russian who was granted asylum in France, allows himself such tricks illegal. We have to see whether Mr substituted Hryvnia,” — said the Deputy of the National Assembly, FRas well, the leader of the party “National Union” marine Le Pen.

forced to React and macron. He spoke to my candidate and said he respected his decision to go the distance.

In the list of favorites Hryvnia was only in third place, but this scandal boomerang hits and the whole party Makron. In recent months it was released already 15 members of the lower house of Parliament. Although the majority there still remains, in the municipal elections polls predict a very low score.