Activists from the All-Russia People’s Front, a movement in Russia started in 2011 by Vladimir Putin, have called on the authorities to fine the website responsible for the billboard.

Victory Day posters, too

Meanwhile, outside Yekaterinburg, someone has plastered the streets with Victory Day posters showing the St. George’s ribbon enfolding a battalion of Wehrmacht soldiers.

It remains unclear if this was a prank or a marketing mistake, though the town’s mayor, Stanislav Shangin, says he believes it’s the former, and says he knows who ordered the “provocation.” Shangin has asked the district attorney and local branch of the Federal Security Bureau to investigate.

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