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Graffiti Strikes a Russian Nerve

Friday, August 29, 2014

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Russian officials are pleading with Bulgarians: Lay down your paint brushes, and please stop desecrating the Monument of the Soviet Army.

This is at least the fourth time the monument, located in Sofia, Bulgaria, has been painted in recent years.

Officials told Russian News Agency Itar-tass.com that the statue was painted again overnight Aug. 17, but they haven't said how bad the damage is.

The most recent act included "red paint in several places," according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Soviet Superheroes

However, past vandalism has not been quite as tame.

Wikimedia Commons / Ignat Ignev

Previous vandalism included painting the monument to look like Superman, Ronald McDonald, and other characters.

The monument was previously painted in 2011 to depict Superman, Joker, Robin, Captain America, Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus, and others.

In 2013, it was vandalized again. This time, it was painted pink with letters that read "Bulgaria apologizes," to "mark the anniversary of the Prague Spring," the Associated Press reported.

This February, it was painted with the colors of Ukraine's flag.

(See several photos on www.thewire.com.)

'Deeply Indignant'

"We feel deeply indignant with the desecration of the grave of Soviet liberator soldiers in Sofia's Lozenets quarter by unidentified vandals overnight," the Foreign Ministry said.

"The sculptural composition and the wall with the names of buried soldiers was stained with red paint in several places.

"In connection with the outrageous act of vandalism, a note of protest was promptly lodged with the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry with a demand for taking measures to prevent such incidents in the future, bringing those responsible for breaching the law to justice and putting the grave and monument in order."

The monument was painted on the eve of the Bulgarian Socialist Party's celebration of its 123rd annivarsary, The Moscow Times reported.

   

Tagged categories: Graffiti; Monuments; Spray Paint

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