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Giant ‘Spasibo’ Murals for Putin’s Birthday

For those of my readers who wanted to hear more about Putin, this just in. For the first time, Putin took a real day off on his 62nd birthday on October 7 and used it to spend some time alone with nature. The right way to spend a wholesome and peaceful birthday, if you ask me. 😉

The new cute video below continues the theme of my previous post: Happy Birthday, Mr. President! T-shirts, Marches and Pedestals for Putin’s Birthday. Artists from the youth project called «Сеть» – ‘Network’ – painted giant murals on walls of tall buildings in each of the seven Russian cities spanning the entire Russian territory west to east and north to south: Moscow, St Petersburg (Russia’s northern and cultural capital), Kaliningrad (westernmost Russian city), Sevastopol (Crimea), Novosibirsk (Western Siberia capital), Irkutsk (Eastern Siberia capital),  and Vladivostok (Far East capital, largest easternmost Russian city). Each mural depicts an important theme and stands for a specific word, such as Strength, Memory, Arctic, Sovereignty, History, Security, and Olympics. In Russian: Сила, Память, Арктика, Суверенитет, История, Безопасность и Олимпиада.

These murals were painted as a tribute to Putin’s birthday. Together, first letters of the above words spanning seven cities and entire Russian territory, form the word «спасибо» = ‘SPASIBO,’ or ‘thank you.’

In Russian:  Семь российских городов поздравили Владимира Путина с днем рождения с помощью граффити. В семи городах России на фасадах многоэтажных домов были нарисованы большие буквы, которые складываются в слово «спасибо». Таким образом президента с днем рождения поздравили участники молодежного проекта «Сеть». В Москве, Санкт-Петербурге, Новосибирске, Владивостоке, Иркутске, Калининграде и Севастополе и появились граффити со словами: Сила, Память, Арктика, Суверенитет, История, Безопасность и Олимпиада.

Video – artists working on giant murals:

 

Read/watch Part 1: Happy Birthday, Mr. President! T-shirts, Marches and Pedestals for Putin’s Birthday (At the bottom of that post I have now added more info about the Peacemaker boutique in NYC, which sells Putin T-shirts.)

 

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