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Memorial to the dead of the Soviet army in Sofia, Bulgaria, commandeered by supporters of Pussy Riot. 

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Richard
Richard
8 years ago

Yes GM, Ollie can stay! Remember Charlie Gilmour? The rock star’s son was so excited by rioting that he didn’t realise at the time he was swinging on the Cenotaph. Bless ‘im.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3271873/Student-riots-Cenotaph-yob-is-son-of-Pink-Floyd-star-Dave-Gilmour.html

Gloria Mundi
Gloria Mundi
8 years ago

Quite so, Richard. We aren’t obliged to admire the statued amongst us, and most historical figures are complex. You wouldn’t put a statue of Oliver C in Drogheda, but it’s surely right to have his statue outside parliament, because he led parliament for the only period in our history when it was supreme, without a monarch.

Richard
Richard
8 years ago

I don’t particularly like seeing the statue of Oliver Cromwell outside Parliament but we don’t have to admire those immortalised in metals or stone.

Richard
Richard
8 years ago

It used to be Free Nelson Mandela, now it’s Free Pussy Riot, so harshly treated by thug Putin. It is in fact quite common that monuments of the Soviet regime are either vandalised or left to decay. ‘Forget your Past’ is the grafitti message on a Bulgarian Communist monument here: http://www.archdaily.com/101626/forgotten-monuments-from-the-communist-era-in-bulgaria/