by Jon Worthington on 20/08/14 at 3:48 pm
Moscow, Russia – (satireworld.com)
Russian officials and Vladimir Putin are enraged over Bulgarians ‘vandalizing’ Soviet-era monuments to look like superheroes and other Western characters.
Multiplestone and cast bronze monuments in the capitol Sofia have been spray painted to resemble Super Man, Captain America, the Joker, Santa Claus, Elton John….and perhaps the most reviled… Ronald McDonald.
The vandalism has been going on for at least three years, but the Russian Embassy only recently asked Bulgaria to take “exhaustive and extreme measures” against the touch-ups, according to the Moscow Times.
Russia wants the monuments cleaned, the vandals identified and properly hung in public. Further graffiti must be stopped.
Other similar acts included the painting of another monument dedicated to ‘Mother Russia’ to look like ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ which seemned to be the final straw when it was revealed earlier this year, according to the paper.
Another monument received an “artistic apology” makeover last August in response to the country’s support of Soviet troops in their putting down of a Cold War-era rebellion in Prague back in the 1960s. Artists made the Russian troops depicted in the stone relief work as if they were gay and marching in a Soviet-era parade complete with handbags and makeup.
There is no word on what action, if any, the Bulgarian government plans to take other than offering to incorporate a likeness of Putin in a future heroes display.