I can think of better ways to protest than nailing my nut-sack into brick. The Saint Petersburg-based artist said in a statement posted on the Grani.ru website that he was trying to draw attention to Russian society's inaction in the face of the development of a "police state".

I'm not sure which is scarier, a Russian police state, the site of someone nailing his junk to a brick cobblestone or the sight of an uncircumcised penis.

The protest artist, known as Petr Pavlensky, first gained international attention when he protested against the Russian judge that sentenced members of Pussy Riot to prison by sewing his mouth shut. Petr, ironic name, seems to be upping his game in his latest stunt.

You can poke Petr on his facebook page if you like.