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the first time in the museum's history that a statue was withdrawn due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.
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