Teenagers Face Possible Prison Sentence for Erecting Snow Penis at War Memorial in Russia

Two teenage boys in Russia are facing the prospect of a five-year prison sentence after they constructed a large snow penis in front of a war memorial in the Altai village of Staroaleiskoye. The incident occurred on Sunday when the boys, aged 14 and 16, sculpted the phallic structure directly in front of a memorial statue dedicated to villagers who lost their lives during World War II’s Eastern Front. The boys then proceeded to take a photograph of their creation, which they later posted on social media before destroying it.

The Investigative Committee of Russia, in a Telegram post, condemned the prank as an act of “desecration” and accused the teenagers of “rehabilitating Nazism” due to the memorial’s historical significance. The potential consequences for the boys could be severe, as they may face up to five years in prison, according to local news outlet Baza.

Local authorities detained the teenagers and charged their parents with misdemeanors for “not fulfilling parental duties.” The case has now been escalated to the federal level, with the Investigative Committee’s head, Alexander Bastrykin, closely monitoring the investigation and requesting regular updates.

This incident is not an isolated occurrence, as similar incidents involving snow phalluses have been reported in Russia. In October, a teenage couple was arrested for drawing a 100-foot-long penis in the snow in front of a historic police monument. The couple, both 19 years old, were caught on security cameras and were expected to face criminal charges.

Residents of Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth-largest city, expressed their frustration with the proliferation of such snow sculptures by launching an online petition against the “mob of snow dicks” in their neighborhoods. The petition, posted on Change.org in November, criticized the snow sculptures as dishonoring the city’s name and called for an end to this form of pseudo-creativity.

The erection of snow penises has become a contentious issue in various parts of Russia, with these explicit sculptures appearing on car hoods, public squares, and near university campuses. Municipal workers in Yekaterinburg even resorted to using an excavator to topple over a particularly large snow phallus located in a park outside the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theater and the Ural State University.

Yekaterinburg Mayor Alexei Orlov condemned the erotic winter art as an “outrage,” attributing its creation to local students. The incidents have sparked public debate about the appropriateness of such displays in a modern and creative city.

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1 Response

  1. This is such a bizarre and unfortunate incident. It’s important to respect and honor war memorials, but I can’t help but feel that a five-year prison sentence is a bit extreme for a prank gone wrong. I hope the authorities consider a more reasonable punishment.

    I think it’s crucial to raise awareness about this issue and the potential consequences of such actions. I would be more than happy to share this post on my social media platforms to help spread the word and promote a discussion about the appropriate ways

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