A bust monument to Russian president Vladimir Putin was placed near a hotel located close to the town of Novorossiysk in the south of Russia.
The bust with the inscription “In Recognition of Bringing Back Russia’s Ancestral Lands to the Russian Federation” was made in Moscow and then secretly transported to Novorossiysk.
It is the regional branch of the organization ‘The Labour Merit of Russia’ that came forward with the initiative. However, for some reason, it was decided not to make a show of unveiling the bust. As it was to be set on private premises, the local authorities’sanction was not needed.
“The owner wanted to place [the bust] and did it,” Novorossiysk officials said.
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