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Freed radical performance artists Leonid Nikolaev (left) and Oleg Vorotnikov during a recent court date. (via

Things are looking up for artists Leonid Nikolaev and Oleg Vorotnikov of the radical Russian art collective Voina. The pair who had been languishing in jail for months were just released on US$10,300 bail (each) but the performance duo still face a future court date.

The question is did they inspire the other inmates to become artists? According to Animal NY, the answer may be yes. [more pics]

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