Russian court jails man who attacked tsar painting

A Moscow court on Tuesday sent a man who attacked a painting of Ivan the Terrible to a penal colony for two and a half years, news agencies reported. Igor Podporin attacked a work by 19-century artist Ilya Repin showing the 16th-century tsar killing his son, damaging the work in three places. He used part of a security barrier at Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery to break the glass covering the painting during the last year's attack. At first, the builder from the southwestern city of Voronezh told police he was under the influence of alcohol at the time. But in court he said he had wanted to damage the painting because it was "a lie" -- a smear on the reputation of Russia's first tsar. At Zamoskvoretsky district court, Judge Natalya Cheprasova sentenced him to two and a half years in a "correctional colony," agencies reported. The Tretyakov is now

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