AttractionsVladimir Putin's wax figure sent into cold storage following repeated vandalism by visitors.

This wax museum wants Putin's statue ousted

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Clearly, Putin's approval rating at the Grévin Museum in Paris is at an all-time low.
Clearly, Putin's approval rating at the Grévin Museum in Paris is at an all-time low. Photo Credit: Julien De Rosa/AFP

The Grevin Museum in Paris has removed its wax figure of Russian President Vladimir Putin after it was repeatedly damaged by visitors.

Museum director Yves Delhommeau told France Bleu radio that it marked the first time in the museum's history that a statue was withdrawn due to historical events currently underway.

The statue had suffered attacks from visitors in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the museum additionally received threats over the phone. The staff also didn't want to walk past the statue and fix his appearance every day, according to the director.

"We have never represented dictators like Hitler in the Grévin Museum, we don't want to represent Putin today," Delhommeau was quoted as saying by Euronews.

The museum is now considering replacing the waxwork, which was created in 2000, with a model of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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