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Second World War Monument to the Soviet Army, Bulgaria

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Soviet-era
war memorials honoring Red Army soldiers are often vandalized. But this WWII monument
in the capital, Sofia, got an especially colorful makeover in June 2011: fresh
paint transformed the soldiers into Superman and other pop-culture figures.
Tourists and locals flocked to see the monument, but the Bulgarian Culture
Minister Vezhdi Rashidov was not amused, calling the makeover a “crime.” The
soldiers have since been scrubbed to their original state.

World's Most Controversial Monuments

Second World War Monument to the Soviet Army, Bulgaria

Soviet-era
war memorials honoring Red Army soldiers are often vandalized. But this WWII monument
in the capital, Sofia, got an especially colorful makeover in June 2011: fresh
paint transformed the soldiers into Superman and other pop-culture figures.
Tourists and locals flocked to see the monument, but the Bulgarian Culture
Minister Vezhdi Rashidov was not amused, calling the makeover a “crime.” The
soldiers have since been scrubbed to their original state.

Associated Press

World's Most Controversial Monuments

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