Bwahahahaha… awesome!


The Moscow Times is reporting that Bulgarian pranksters are repainting Soviet-era monuments so that the Soviet military heroes depicted are recast as American Superheroes (h/t to trans-atlantyk posting at reddit’s /r/worldnews):

Russia is demanding that Bulgaria try harder to prevent vandalism of Soviet monuments, after yet another monument to Soviet troops in Sofia was spray-painted, ITAR-Tass reported.

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, the news agency reported Monday.

The monument was sprayed with red paint on the eve of the Bulgarian Socialist Party’s celebration of its 123rd anniversary, the Sofia-based Novinite news agency reported.

The vandalism was the latest in a series of similar recent incidents in Bulgaria — each drawing angry criticism from Moscow…

Humour is a powerful way to take power from someone.  It is why the right is so much more effective in general because the left don’t think anything is worth laughing about.

  • XCIA

    Perhaps this is the manifestation of outside influences initiating their own hidden agenda to back up NATO who are instituting an umbrella air cover plan.

  • Ruahine

    The Russians are not well liked in Eastern Europe.

    • Duchess of Pork

      Gotta empathise with those Eastern Europeans caught in between Russia on the one hand and Germany on the other. Countless lives lost to the capriousness of geography

  • cows4me

    “has issued a note demanding”, yes that will help tremendously. It would have been better to issue a note saying how lovely it was that their monuments have been given a modern upgrade. People in power will never understand human nature.

  • sandalwood789

    Good stuff! Congrats to the pranksters for doing something both harmless and funny!

  • Spiker

    The superhero makeover happened in June 2011 and there have been several more since. All I can say is I wish Santa would bring me a PPSH-41 for Christmas.

    More on the painted monuments here.