A monument to the “Polite people” in Crimea spilled paint

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Photo: Alexander Polehenko / RIA Novosti

In the center of Simferopol vandal poured paint over a monument to “Polite people”. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to regional management of the Ministry of interior.

The man who ruined the monument, was detained. He is in a state of alcoholic intoxication. Currently solves a question on excitation of criminal case under article “vandalism”.

Bronze monument to the “Polite people” was opened in the Crimea in June 2016. The composition consists of a warrior in full gear, girls with flowers and rubbing at the feet of the cat. The author of the sculpture — academician of the Russian Academy of arts, people’s artist of Russia Salavat Shcherbakov.

The term “polite people” or “little green men”, widespread in connection with the release of the Crimea from Ukraine and its joining Russia. So the Internet came to be called Russian special forces involved in the operation, which took place on the Peninsula in February-March 2014.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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