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In Narva, Russians were trolled with a portrait of Putin as a criminal

May 9, 2023

On May 9, a poster with a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin was hung on the wall of a castle in Narva, Estonia, on the border with Russia, which says that he is a war criminal.

This was reported by the Estonian broadcaster ERR.

The border between the Estonian city of Narva and the Russian city of Ivangorod runs along the Narva River. The poster was placed on the wall of the castle, which overlooks the Ivangorod fortress, located on the territory of the Russian Federation. The event was organized by the Narva Museum.

This is not a provocation, but an installation planned in advance by the museum and the Propastop organization, which will hang for several days. It is an unambiguous reminder that we have a border here in Narva.

The poster is placed on the wall with the Estonian flag flying. "This is the place that is located directly opposite the large-scale venue and the stage on the opposite side (of the river and the border - Ed.)," explained Maria Smorzhevskikh-Smirnova, director of the Narva Museum, on Tuesday.


According to her, it is necessary to remember that there is a full-scale war unleashed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"We considered it necessary to place this installation and remind us that everything has a price," Smorzhevskikh-Smirnova said.

At the same time, the museum director acknowledged that it was difficult to remind of this on such a sad and significant Day of Victory over Fascism.

According to the organizers, the purpose of the action is to debunk propaganda and false information spread in the Russian media.

On May 9, a concert dedicated to Victory Day will take place in Ivanhodar, Russia, near the walls of the fortress. It will be visible from the river promenade near the border in Narva, Estonia.

Author - Olena Madiak, 09/05/2023

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