A public monument to the Soviet Armed Forces in Sofia, Bulgaria was vandalized spectacularly over the weekend. The statues of the Second World War soldiers were painted to resemble such candy-colored figures of capitalist iconography as Superman, Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus, Captain America and The Joker. The spray-painted writing beneath it says the hack now puts the statue "in step with the times!"
Today, Bulgarian Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov denounced the act as "vandalism...We are the only ones led by some kind of destructive force when it comes to monuments of socialism." The kid in red on the skateboard just thinks it's awesome. [sofiaecho.com, photo via AP]