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Russian government fuming over superhero makeovers of Soviet-era monuments


Russian officials are enraged over Bulgarians vandalizing Soviet-era monuments to look like superheroes and other Western characters.

Multiple monuments in the capitol Sofia have been spray painted to resemble Super Man, Captain America, the Joker, Santa Claus and even Ronald McDonald.

The vandalism has been going on for at least three years, but the Russian Embassy only recently asked Bulgaria to take "exhaustive measures" against the touch-ups, according to the Moscow Times.

Russia wants the monuments cleaned, the vandals identified and punished and for further graffiti to be stopped.

Other similar acts included the painting of another monument in the colors of the Ukrainian flag 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.

There is no word on what action, if any, the Bulgarian government plans to take.

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SpiritUSA August 19 2014 at 6:25 PM

Gotta love it ... LMAO

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Donald Schuler August 19 2014 at 7:41 PM

Disrespectful the same way some world show this type art to the Burial of the Unknown Soldier in Washington ,or any monument in the USA .Don't care what country it is,those who fought for their countries freedom is just as honored as they are in America .I don't care who the leader is .Very immature and childish .No respect what so ever .

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Laura August 19 2014 at 5:43 PM

Seems like an improvement to me ... but then Russia never did have a sense of humor !

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brenhatestwinkie Laura August 19 2014 at 6:38 PM

No sense of art under Stalin and co. lol

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m.manuel3 Laura August 20 2014 at 4:00 AM

Expect retaliation soon.

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EasyG August 19 2014 at 6:10 PM

I say its a masterpiece that Russian govt just had to contend with, since Bulgaria does not have to appease no Russian in their homeland anymore.

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flyingfortresb17 August 19 2014 at 4:58 PM

The people for the former Soviet black nations have a right to do as they with with the trash forced upon them by the former masters. All Soviet era "art" needs to be removed, sent to Russia or trashed.

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puxer181 August 19 2014 at 6:12 PM

Putin --Wake up everybody wishes that you were dead or just gone...Let me see you can screw with the people but the people cannot say or do anything about your awful government or bad humane actions against the people..So did you ever hear the saying GO TO HE!! And dont come back..

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dkk82d August 19 2014 at 8:14 PM

Screw Russia. It's soldiers raped millions of women during its march towards Berlin. They even crucified babies to door ways. And they are upset about this?

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Dirk Smith dkk82d August 19 2014 at 9:56 PM

They still are committing those same atrocities in Ukraine and Chechnya.

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greggrwag Dirk Smith August 20 2014 at 4:33 AM

Ukraine yes, but Chechnya is filled with people who hate Russians and Americans! In that case, i could care less about Chechnians.

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yayabeanes dkk82d August 20 2014 at 3:10 PM

It's the country of Bulgaria, Russia should butt out and take it's commie crap with them.

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Randy1953 August 19 2014 at 6:53 PM

Putin just like Bush thinks he runs the World !

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castlekram August 19 2014 at 9:08 PM

Vladimir Putin is the Russian version of Ronald McDonald.

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bullwinkle94a August 19 2014 at 6:06 PM

Bulgaria was on of the USSR's staunchest allies,so can you imagine how close Putin is to stroking out over this?

It wouldn't surprise me if he did the same thing here he did in Ukraine,and send in covert agents to try and start a revolution leading them back into the New USSR.

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Mark bullwinkle94a August 19 2014 at 8:16 PM

Back into the new USSR? What makes you think it ever went away?

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greggrwag bullwinkle94a August 20 2014 at 4:28 AM

Bulgaria has been party of NATO since 04. Is he were to try the same **** like in Ukraine, he'd be making the biggest ass-clown mistake ever!

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