'Hands Off Ukraine' Painted on Soviet Army Monument in Sofia
An inscription saying "Hands off Ukraine" was painted Saturday night on the Soviet Army monument in Sofia.
The slogan was triggered by the unanimous approval of Russia's upper house on Saturday of the decision of President Putin to use military force on Ukrainian territory.
The Soviet Army monument has been repeatedly spraypainted with political statements by anonymous groups of street artists.
On February 23, one of the figures of soldiers was painted in yellow and blue, the colors of Ukraine's national flag, alongside the inscriptions "Glory to Ukraine" and "Kaputin." Russia's Foreign Ministry expressed deep indignation over "the latest case of vandalism" against the Soviet Army monument in Sofia.
On August 21 2013, the monument was painted pink in honour of the anniversary of the Prague spring. There was an inscription reading "Bulgaria apologizes" underneath, referring to Bulgaria's support for the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the armies of five Warsaw Pact countries in order to crush the Prague Spring uprising.
In June 2011, the metal soldiers of the monument were painted as pop culture icons such as Batman, Captain America, Ronald Macdonald, Santa Claus, etc, with an inscription "in step with the times" underneath.
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How dare these fascist thugs desecrate such monuments. It is time for the ruling regime to invite our Russian allies to send in a division of the finest red army troops to round up and punish these nazi vandals and at the same time restore democracy to Bulgaria.
The point is, this is anarchism, even if you disagree with the statues, even if you removed all such statues, they would just switch to targeting other kinds of statues, because for these people, statues are "public canvases"...
So, just lock them up! They are breaking the law, shouldn't even be a discussion.
Liberation only came with the downfall of the Russki stooge Zhivkov and the departure of some of the KGB creeps hiding here.
We should seize this opportunity of sending the rest of the Commie scumbags hiding out here (can you hear me, Ser-gay?) back to their mentor Tsar Vlad - along with their thieving gangster side-kicks and world-famous "hydrologists". It's way past time all those ex-Commie crooks (and their "business-men" kids and wives) had all the wealth they can't account for returned to the nation from whom they stole it and then given the choice of spending the rest of their days in prison, free with a "normal" BG pension or sent to Gulagistan to enjoy the company of their KGB playmate....