Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Soviet War Monument in Bulgaria Gets a Splash of Color"

I know the Russians suffered unspeakable horrors at the hands of the Nazis and that their military ca 1941-45 pretty much defined the word 'heroic' but those truths being acknowledged, this is still pretty funny.
And fair play considering the horrors the Soviets visited in their turn upon the people of eastern Europe.
From Reason's Hit & Run blog:
Soviet communism remains very uncool in countries that formerly lived under it, which might explain why some very creative and patient graffiti artists have been repeatedly defacing a Soviet Army monument in Bulgaria.

The latest unauthorized use of spray paint coincided with the anniversary of the founding of the Bulgarian Socialist Party. The Russian Foreign Ministry is not amused, lodging a note of protest with the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry and issuing a statement of indignation over "the desecration of the grave of Soviet liberator soldiers." According to The Moscow Times:
The Russian Embassy in Bulgaria has issued a note demanding that its former Soviet-era ally clean up the monument in Sofia's Lozenets district, identify and punish those responsible, and take "exhaustive measures" to prevent similar attacks in the future.