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Crimeans Mock Kiev With Blackout Monument

Crimea was left without electricity after electric pylons in the Kherson region were exploded


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On July 6 the monument to the blackout (the period when the Crimea was left without electricity after electric pylons in the Kherson region were exploded) was set up in Yalta. Two giant light bulbs decorate the new lawn in Kalinin park. Local philanthropists allocated money for its design and the landscaping, supported by the city.

“Yalta suffered the most during what had happening in Ukraine at the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016,” – said the Head of the City Administration of Yalta Andrei Rostenko. “I think we survived those difficulties with dignity. At first people had a lot of conflicting points of view about the idea of installing the monument to the blackout, but the majority supported the idea.”

There is a new lawn and recreation area with wooden benches around the monument. Children can play on the grass, and grown-ups can read a book in the shade. Instead of cutting the ribbon, they decided to hammer a nail into the ground. Andrei Rostenko struck the nail with a hammer, symbolizing that the Crimea won’t have problems with electricity any more.


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