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jeff house
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posted 20 June 2008 12:41 PM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art," Alexander Kharchenko told The Associated Press. "An enema is almost a symbol of our region."

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enema of the state

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From: toronto | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
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posted 20 June 2008 01:37 PM      Profile for kropotkin1951   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is actually an enema of the private sector.

More from the privatized new Russia.

It is the latest in a series of bizarre statues to go up throughout the country. A monument to Druzhba processed cheese, showing a crow and a fox holding the cheese in its distinctive packaging, stands near the Druzhba factory in northern Moscow. The cheese was stolen in February but turned up later in a nearby snowdrift.

A statue of a traffic policeman was erected in Belgorod in 2004, while a monument dedicated to the letter --, or yo, was put up in Ulyanovsk in 2005. In May, a statue of a baby coming out of a cabbage was placed outside a maternity hospital in Tomsk.

Russian private sector leaders like oddball statutes.

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It's Me D
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posted 20 June 2008 04:13 PM      Profile for It's Me D     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not just Russia, it seems to be an Eastern European thing...

More Strange Statues

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posted 20 June 2008 04:30 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Romans admired statues and false gods of prosoperity. Their prosperity was derived from slave labour, still the capitalist's wet dream today. Capitalists shovel huge amounts of money into advertising for the purpose of convincing people they need to buy their useless widgets with built-in obseolescence, only to be thrown on capitalist scrapheaps of time. Their expensive brainwashing techniques are the ultimate in waste and economic inefficiency.
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