Russia Wants Cheeky Bulgarians to Knock It Off Already

This is a Soviet-era monument to the workers' struggle. It's in Bulgaria.

Vandals gave it a cosplay paint job.

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Here at PJM, we regard this as the photo of the day. We wish we'd thought of it. It's so #Merica, we wish we could take it home with us.

But the Russians, who are supposedly past all that Soviet stuff, don't. Russia is demanding that Bulgaria -- a sovereign country -- stop the vandals, according to the Moscow Times.

The Russian Embassy in Bulgaria has issued a note demanding that its former Soviet-era ally clean up the monument in Sofia's Lozenets district, identify and punish those responsible, and take "exhaustive measures" to prevent similar attacks in the future, the news agency reported Monday.

The monument was sprayed with red paint on the eve of the Bulgarian Socialist Party's celebration of its 123rd anniversary, the Sofia-based Novinite news agency reported.

The vandalism was the latest in a series of similar recent incidents in Bulgaria — each drawing angry criticism from Moscow.

What's up Russia? Are you pining for the bad old days?