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Police Detain Russian 'Magician' after Writing Pacifist Slogan on Kremlin Wall

A Russian man has been detained for writing “Peace to the whole world” on a wall of the Kremlin, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday, citing an unidentified source in law enforcement.

The writing was made with chalk using the Old Slavic alphabet, the source told the news agency.

After being approached by the police, the 43-year-old man explained he was a magician and the writing he made had special properties. The officers then decided to take the man to a police station for a psychiatric evaluation.

However, the assessment did not reveal any mental disorders, so the man was released after a “prophylactic talk,” the source told Interfax.

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