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Russian authorities paint polluted snow white


Posted on Friday, 21 December, 2018 | Comment icon 4 comments

This is one way to ensure you'll get a white Christmas. Image Credit: YouTube / NK-TV.COM
Residents in the town of Mysky were disturbed to find that some of the snow had been covered in white paint.
The peculiar discovery, which was recorded on camera outside a municipal recreation center in the Siberian region of Kemerovo, seemed to indicate that local authorities had resorted to painting large piles of snow white in an effort to hide evidence of coal dust pollution from the nearby mines.

The footage, which has been viewed over 150,000 times, shows a woman running her hands across the snow bank before holding them up to the camera to show them covered in white paint.

"You can see the stains... it even sticks," she said.

The video seemingly had the desired effect as not long afterwards the city's mayor Dmitry Ivanov put out a statement to let people know that the person responsible for the debacle had been reprimanded.

"I apologize to the townspeople to whom this incident spoiled the New Year mood," he said.


Source: The Moscow Times | Comments (4)

Tags: Snow, Paint, Russia

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by aztek on 20 December, 2018, 16:50
read you tube comments, it's special paint for snow decorations, none toxic. http://www.ditrix-profi.ru/production/winterpaint they also paint grass green in Russian army bases. before someone important comes
Comment icon #2 Posted by Eldorado on 20 December, 2018, 16:58
HM the Queen is said to think the outside world smells of fresh paint as there's always a team in front of her, sprucing the place up
Comment icon #3 Posted by Avalanche on 20 December, 2018, 22:48
Dont eat the yellow snow ;-)
Comment icon #4 Posted by Timothy on 21 December, 2018, 21:08
Donít worry, thatís just the pineapple†flavoured paint. The salty aftertaste must†be an issue with manufacturing...†


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