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St. Petersburg Lenin monuments defaced

Nov. 15, 2004 at 12:12 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Russian officials in St. Petersburg used fire trucks Monday to clean four statues of Vladimir Lenin splashed with white paint by vandals during the weekend.

"It was a good paint and we have to use special mixtures to wash it off," Vladimir Timofeyev, director of the local sculpture museum told the Novosti news agency.

He said a week ago vandals also removed the memorial plate to Russian choreographer Nicholas Sergeyev.

"Vandalism against monuments has turned into a kind of St. Petersburg's disease," Timofeyev said. "The attitude to history and monuments is a big problem in the city."

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