January 08, 2021

Death of a Snowman


Death of a Snowman
Kids, look away! NikaTV

Kaluga's first act of vandalism in 2021 is both impressive and depressing: the destruction of dozens of snowmen.

A massive New Year's event this week involved local participants building over two hundred snowmen in a town square, complete with carrot noses, stick arms, and bucket hats. Afterwards, the works were left for people to enjoy and take photos with snowy friends in the winter wonderland.

However, residents awoke the next day to find the snowmen in gruesome, chunky pieces, with noses, eyes, and hats strewn around the square, destroyed by vandals.

One newspaper even has declared the crime a "pogrom".

If it's any consolation, the snowmen only had a few months left anyway.

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