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Someone Adds Scandal To Controversial Street Art Gifted To Minsk By Moscow

An unnamed artist has re-drawn a controversial huge graffiti on a high-rise building in Minsk. It all happened in broad daylight – an no one had a glimpse of suspicion!

The mural is depicting a girl (Moscow) and a boy (Minsk), who is presenting a bouquet of flowers to his friend.

It was created in summer as a gift from Moscow to Minsk, and sparked a controversial reaction in society. Someone said the image is ok, others saw it as a piece of propaganda and not art.

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On Monday citizens noted new details added to the mural – barbed wire has appeared in a bouquet in boy’s hands and in a wreath on girl’s head.

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The author of the additions in unknown, but it appears he didn’t even hide when drawing.

Everything was done calmly on Sunday morning with local passing by.

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The artist adding details to street art on Sunday, picture by an eyewitness

Explaining his motives, the artist told the media that he sees a hidden threat in the relations between Belarus and Russia.

“I see relations between our countries as a process with a lot of hidden pitfalls and dangers, which we are trying to hide under daisies. Let’s say this drawing is the truth that we didn’t manage to hide.”

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That’s how the graffiti looked before

The man noted that his main point was to add a new meaning to someone else’s work: “I’ll leave interpretations to the public.”

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Pictures: Egor Budgawl, TUT.BY