It's unclear who transformed this Soviet army monument in Sofia, Bulgaria, but how interesting is this? The artists changed the Russian Red Army soldiers, who led an advance on Nazi-allied Bulgaria during World War II, into superheroes and comic book characters!
The pop art creation with the caption "Abreast with the Times" drew crowds of people over the weekend, posing to have their picture taken with Superman, Santa Claus, Ronald McDonald , Captain America, Batman's sidekick Robin, and the Joker.
Russia's embassy in Sofia wasn't so happy about the brief transformation. "The Russian embassy is again compelled to highlight an outrageous act of vandalism against the Soviet army monument in Sofia," they said.
But many individuals did not agree with Russia's government. In fact, 1,700 people rallied on Facebook to protest against the cleaning of the sculpture. Too bad it was all in vain. The monument has since been cleaned up, at a cost of about $720.
Photo credit: REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
via [AFP], [Toronto Sun]