Alexandra Shevchenko, who stripped to the waist in front of the Russian president as he toured a trade fair in Hanover alongside German chancellor Angela Merkel, said that he was ‘really stupid’.
Putin claimed to have been entertained by the demonstration, telling a press conference, “As for the protest, I liked it.” Shevchenko said: “Putin is a b*****d. If you’re a normal person you have to be against him.
The most important [criticism] for us is human rights, the rights of women, this situation with Pussy Riot. Of course we don’t want to say this is all he’s done – he has committed a lot of other crimes. “I think his answer was really stupid.”
Shevchenko was one of a group of five female protesters who confronted the two world leaders.