A local Russian blog called Ura.Ru has been gaining a lot of attention for the painted politician potholes stunt it organized recently. In Yekaterinburg, Russia, a group of artists went out one night and painted the faces of the governor, the mayor and the vice mayor on top of some of the worst potholes in the city. Below each portrait was the text of some of the false promises each politician made.
Yekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia by population, and has some of the worst streets and potholes. The city officials have been neglecting the city’s infrastructure for far too long, and this stunt seems to have helped the problem. After the paintings were all covered over by the government, each pothole was actually fixed.
People around the world are now taking action and cleaning up their cities and forcing government officials to keep their promises.