RussiaPuddles on a road in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk lasted for nearly 25 years. One was so frustrated that he set up his own Instagram account.
Around the early 1990s, potholes in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk developed into an elephant nest. In 1994, local people tried to ask the government to fix it. However, since then until now, this effort was in vain because the repair was delayed many times.
Too disappointed, Nikolay, a resident decided to give this “elephant nest” an Instagram account in September 2020. Witty sarcastic posts went viral, prompting local authorities to get in the way. There are 16,000 followers for this account.
“Hi everyone! I’m a puddle near Tikhookeanskaya Street 10, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. I just turned 25, it’s time to conquer Instagram as an adult!”, The first Instagram post wrote.
In just four days since the account was created, more than 3,000 people visited. After about a week, it attracted so much attention online and even in the mainstream Russian media, that the authorities in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk didn’t know what to do.
The elephant nest reclamation plan planned by the government in 2014 left until 2017, then 2024. While they could not repair, they chose a temporary remedy. “It looks horrible, like dry mud combined with heavy construction equipment. We’ll see each other soon in the next storm,” the puddle commented on her Instagram.
The prediction was not wrong. The heavy rain in the following days was enough to make the puddle “come back to life” and eager to announce his return online. “What’s the matter! Miss me? I miss you all too. So much so that even the emptiness they try to cover here can’t cover me. Today was a great rainy day. So if Whoever wants to say “Hello”, I am happy to welcome. I will be happy and ready to take a selfie with everyone! “.
At the end of October, the 25-year-old puddle of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk became the focus of the social network. Many YouTubers and celebrities have traveled to the city of the Far East to take photos or use puddles as the background for their compositions.
In November, the authorities saw that the puddle was cracked further, so it continued to be filled with “dry mud” as before. Then the temperature drops, the puddle “hibernates”. However, instead of delaying it until 2024, the authorities planned to fill it up next year.
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