Several buildings and public facilities in Russia have been painted or renovated in recent weeks to get rid of the mix of blue and yellow colors, the independent Russian newspaper writes. Moscow Times.
Just four days after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the blue and yellow logo of the Khrabrovo airport in the Kaliningrad region was changed to red and blue, according to the Swedish newspaper. Aftonbladet.
Ukrainian newspaper Medizona He writes that the colors were changed for the first time on the airport’s website. Shortly thereafter, the emblem on the roof of the terminal building was repainted.
Airport spokeswoman, Natalia Gretson, claims the colors were changed for a more solid exterior, and explains that they decided to “look better that way”.
Parents are worried
In Russia, it is forbidden to describe the war in Ukraine as a war, and those who spread what the Kremlin believes to be false information about the behavior of Russian troops risk up to 15 years in prison.
Now more Russians are also trying to remove anything that reminds us of support for Ukrainian forces – including the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
According to Aftonbladet, a kindergarten in Zelenograd outside Moscow was said to have cooled when parents in a group conversation reacted to the fact that the pictures of their children were blue and yellow.
– Since some parents are concerned that the blue and yellow colors may be seen as support for Ukraine, the pictures are changing to purple and yellow, the kindergarten administration wrote in a statement.
He had to paint his own fence
The private fence is also said to have caused problems, according to Telegram channel Ostorozjno novosti.
They write that the Russian police visited a woman in Pskov after she painted her fence blue and yellow.
Police were said to have declared the colors associated with the Ukrainian flag, which during the ongoing “special operation” forms “unsolicited links”. The woman was forced to paint the fence completely blue, according to the Telegram channel, which attached photos of the incident.
According to Aftonbladet, residents in southern Moscow must have been outraged when the caretaker painted one of the sandboxes in the condominium stadium the same color as the Ukrainian flag on April 20.
Several tenants are said to have contacted the apartment building and allegedly described it as a “provocation”. After an hour, the sandboxes should have been painted green, according to the newspaper.
He was replaced by Soldier and “Z”.
Outside the building of the Russian football club Dinamo Stavropol, there was until recently a mural of an elephant under a blue sky in a yellow cornfield. According to local media, this was an important avatar in the city.
By order of city politicians, the wall is now replaced, among other things, by a soldier and the letter Z. writes The Moscow Times.
According to the newspaper, the Stavropol Mayor’s Office stated that the instructions to repaint the wall were issued by the government.
Dagbladet He previously wrote about a man who was said to have been fined 10,000 rubles – just over 1,100 kronor – for wearing blue and yellow sneakers.
The man is said to have been accused of wearing “political paraphernalia”, and he was said to have been arrested at the same time a protest was held at close range, according to the state-funded US radio. Radio Free Europe.
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