August 22, 2014 by AK
Six workers are being investigated after they accidentally painted a high-voltage transmission tower in southern Moscow in Ukraine’s national colors.
It gets better: a man has been stopped and detained by St. Petersburg police for wearing a yellow and blue cap with the Ukrainian coat of arms.
Not sure if it’s something out of Švejk or the town of Glupov but I remember anecdotes about Soviet authorities stamping out any color schemes remotely reminiscent of pre-Soviet flags. The Lithuanian flag – yellow, green, and red – must have haunted them each spring, smiling from flowerbeds.
The Kremlin, however, has declared these blue-and-yellow lines in Red Square harmless.
By the way, today is the day of the national flag in the Russian Federation.