America steals Faberge egg and tries to sell for guns

22nd July

Live at the White House briefing, they accidentally let in an independent journalist who asks Blinken, Isn’t it in our foreign policy interests to eventjink about sending it to St Petersburg, so you know, others can appreciate the art, culture and history?

Blinken stares at the journalist, smashes the glass case, grabs the egg and holds it aloft. Preciousssss, our precioussss, we wantssss it, our precioussss. He cackles and runs out onto the lawn, running in circles, with the Western media charging behind, also shrieking in unison: precioussss, we wantssss it, our precioussss

With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien

Actual article, The Art newspaper, Art Newspaper International

Russian Memorial vandalised on Corfu

28th March

A memorial in the town of Corfu dedicated to Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, a 18th century Russian naval commander and admiral was attacked. Unknown vandals removed the Greek and Russian flags from the memorial before throwing red paint on it, the Russian embassy said on Twitter on Saturday.

Greek City Times, independent website

Soviet war memorials vandalised in central and eastern Europe

14th March

Bratislava landmark Slavín, a war memorial dedicated to the Soviet Red Army, was painted blue and yellow on 2 March. Slavín is one of the biggest war memorials in Slovakia and serves as a cemetery for thousands of Belarussian, Russian and Ukrainian soldiers.

In Brno, the second biggest city of the Czech Republic, anti-Russian graffiti was sprayed at several locations, including a statue representing a soldier of the Soviet army. An unknown person sprayed blue and yellow paint on its pedestal. Authorities have refused to remove it.

In the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, a debate has started about the removal of the Soviet Army Monument, which stands in the heart of the city. Several messages to Russia were written on it – “murderers”, “occupiers” and “freedom of Ukraine”.

Euractiv, Euractiv media receives EU funding