In the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on the night of September 7-8, the bust of Lenin was painted with the coulours of Ukrainian national flag, 1obl.ru.
A criminal case into this act of vandalism has been opened by the local police.
This is not the first case of such an "Ukrainization" of the head of Lenin. In April this year this notorious bust of Lenin has been alredy painted with blue-yellow paints. Last week, Russian law enforcement officers arrested 26-year-old man, raided his apartment, where they found some evidence - a jacket and gloves with traces of paint. According to the head of the Chelyabinsk center of historical and cultural heritage Dmitriy Semenov, the monument did not suffer significant damage, as a bust is made of high-quality bronze.