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Russian Climbers Could Face Jail For Ukraine Flag on Stalinist Building

20 Aug 2014 12:11 PM | Anonymous

Four people who climbed a Moscow skyscraper on Wednesday and attached a Ukrainian flag to its spire could be charged with vandalism and may face three years in jail. Residents of Moscow's Taganka district woke up Wednesday morning to find a Ukrainian flag attached to the Soviet star on the spire of one of the area's iconic Stalin buildings. The flag appeared atop the high-rise, one of the city's so-called “Seven Sisters,” at about 7:15 a.m. and remained in place for at least three hours before authorities were able to remove it, the Interfax news agency reported, citing a source within the municipal emergency services. Police said later Wednesday that they had opened a criminal case on vandalism charges and were questioning four suspects undefined two men and two women undefined in relation to the stunt, Interfax reported.   The Moscow Times.   Read More


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