Man takes selfie with Ukraine flag unfurled on top of Moscow skyscraper
Published on Aug 20, 2014 7:11 PM
MOSCOW (AFP) - A Ukrainian flag was unfurled on the top of a Moscow skyscraper near the Kremlin on Wednesday, officials said.
The Soviet star on the Stalin-era skyscraper was also painted in the yellow and blue colours of the national flag. A man was photographed taking selfies of himself perched on the star.
"The flag was attached by unidentified criminals to the top of the Kotelniki skyscraper," a spokesman for the Russian emergencies ministry, Mr Roman Kilkeyev, told AFP.
Workers were brought in to remove the flag and give the star a new coat of gold-coloured paint. Russian police said they had charged four young people with vandalism for the stunt.
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