SIMFEROPOL/AQMECIT (QHA) -

As it later emerged, the graffiti was splashed with paint and there was no way the stains could be removed.

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Given that, they decided to restore the wall to its original look. Today saw public utility workers take great care painting the wall over.

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The graffiti represented Putin against the backdrop of Simferopol’s railway terminal and the ‘Nash’ hashtag.

The graffiti drew mixed reaction from passers-by, with some stopping to take a picture of it and others openly expressing their outrage by saying that an ‘art’ like this ‘does not belong’ in Simferopol. A total of 5 graffitis of Putin were spray-painted in Simferopol.

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