Bulgarians Turn Soviet Monument Into Comic Book Art

MOSCOW: Russia is demanding that Bulgaria try harder to prevent vandalism of Soviet monuments, after a monument to Soviet troops in Sofia was spray-painted last year.

Grafitti artists transformed the soldiers in the monument into popular superheroes and cartoon characters, including Superman, The Joker, Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald.

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.

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The monument was sprayed with red paint on the eve of the Bulgarian Socialist Party’s celebration of its 123rd anniversary.

Sofia monument to Soviet invasion painted with superheroes

via Moscow Times