This picture was taken in Moscow in the early 2010s. I hope they have painted over this graffiti: every time I look at it, it scares the bejeezus out of me. On the other hand, I won’t be surprised if this friendly creep has survived to this day.
It’s the good stuff that gets erased, like the mural artwork discussed in this post. It’s gone, replaced with solid blue-green, on the orders of some great urban improver. There’s still plenty of decent-looking graffiti around town, including old-fashioned images like these.