A place in a landfill: in St. Petersburg, they decided to dispose of portraits of Russian leaders
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Officers decided to get rid of the portraits of the former and current presidents of the Russian Federation, the head of the Federation Council and the local governor.
The Center for the Organization of Social Services of St. Petersburg announced a tender for the disposal of decommissioned property. Among other items on the list were portraits of Russian political figures.
Among them are three portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin, three more portraits of the head of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko, four portraits of the ex-president, and now deputy chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and head of the United Russia party, Dmitry Medvedev, as well as five portraits of the current governor of St. Petersburg Alexandra Beglova.
The St. Petersburg officials estimated the cost of disposal work at 37,000 rubles (about $60 at the official exchange rate).
This is not the first time Russia has tried to get rid of Medvedev's portraits hang out. In 2019, such an idea even cost Alexei Koksharov, deputy manager of the administration of the Nadymsky district of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the post. He wanted to dispose of two images of Dmitry Medvedev, when the management found out about this, a scandal erupted.