Russia’s ‘hand on boob’ statue to be restored after vandal attack

April 17th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, April 17 (RIA Novosti) The authorities in Russia’s Rostov region have started work to restore a “hand on boob” statue which was daubed with red paint by vandals in the southern town of Bataysk.
The monument, built by Maria Shuiga, depicts a man’s hand resting on a female’s left breast. The statue is similar to the one in the red-light district of Amsterdam.

The statue was unveiled in a central park last summer, and shortly after it was vandalised.

The local authorities said Friday they had no plans to move the statue and called the damage an act of vandalism.

According to legend, the statue will bring men “family happiness” if they touch it.

A plate on the plinth reads: “You touch it with your palm, there is no better way to increase a man’s health and preserve youth forever.”

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