Monument to Russian media fakes unveiled in Ukraine




In Zaporizhia a monument dedicated to a notorious “fake” of Russian media was unveiled on the Heroes of the Revolution square, August 24. The sculpture depicts a creature with troll ears and a face resembling Vladimir Putin holding a dead bullfinch and refers to the story spread by Russian media in December that schoolchildren in Zaporizhia were being taught to destroy bullfinches because their coloring resembles the Russian flag.

The monument’s sculptor Maksym Drozdenko says it took him almost a month to complete the project.

putlerfake2“This is a monument to the internet meme about Russian bullfinches tortured by the ‘Jewish Banderites.’ This is the only internet meme that originated in Zaporizhia. It was born here when Russian TV reported that a teacher in the #106 school in Zaporizhia supposedly said to feed the tit birds because they are yellow and blue and to kill the bullfinches because they are the color of the Russian flag,” he explained. “The monument has two parts. The first is the Russian-speaking bullfinch murdered by the ‘Jewish Banderites’ and the ‘Russian World’ (in form of Putin) grieving for him. It was made out of clay from Sloviansk, which also has certain symbolic value,” he added. (Sloviansk was one of the first cities in the Donbas to be seized by Russian operatives in April 2014. It was liberated by Ukrainian forces on July 5, 2014 — Ed.).

Plans call for the monument to be moved to a reserve on the Khortytsia island on the Dnipro river. However, Drozdenko says he hopes to reach an agreement with local authorities to leave the monument on the square.

rightsectorbirdAs reported previously, Russian media provided extensive coverage in December of the “perverted patriotism” in Ukraine where school children were being taught to kill the red-chested bullfinches because their coloring supposedly represents the imperial red colors of the USSR and its successor Russia.

However, posters in Ukrainian social media joked that the Russian propagandists had not done their homework since the real colors of the bullfinch are black and red — symbols, for example, of the Right Sector.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Radio Svoboda
Source: Radio SVoboda

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  • W8post

    thumbs UPP! (sideways the Troll has a kind of porcine appearance…)

    • Eddy Verhaeghe

      Not that I would dare to compare Putin with a… Would be an insult to the animal.

  • Evelyn Myketa Livingston

    Excellent. .

  • Dirk Smith

    Great article. This muscovite lie is comparable to Moscow’s new Cheese Police. On the lookout for evil food to protect their citizens…LOL.

  • Oknemfrod

    Hilarious and talented.
    Whack!!! Sarcastic art is a weapon, too.

    Leave it there, for everyone to see. Will be a local landmark – if it’s not already.


    That troll statue reminds me of a few of the russian trolls on this website. Good riddance. May all the russian trolls burn in hell.