The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 22 June 2011 | Tom Parfitt in Moscow
Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011 12:35:51 PM by pricilla
There was Superman in red leather boots, Ronald McDonald clutching a bottle of beer, and Santa Claus about to look through a pair of binoculars.
A benign if motley bunch, you may think. But they were enough to provoke an international diplomatic rebuke, it emerged on Wednesday, after they featured in an impudent make-over of a Soviet war memorial. Members of Russia’s government were said to be seething.
An unidentified street artist struck last weekend, daubing paint on a high-relief statue in Sofia, Bulgaria, to transform the monument’s Red Army soldiers into a tableau of storybook characters. The artist’s caption spray-painted on the statue read: “In step with the times.”(snip)
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