Children play by a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin riding a tank created by French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2022.

A bright red sculpture of Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in Central Park this week.
Kids quickly embraced the installation, covering it with sand and aiming their water guns at it.
The sculpture was placed by a French artist in protest of the war in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was spotted riding a tiny tank in New York’s Central Park this week and was swiftly swarmed by kids — or at least, a statue of him was.

The Putin sculpture was created by French artist James Colomina and placed in a playground inside the Manhattan park, according to the artist’s Instagram.

A child pours sand on a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin riding a tank created by French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2022.

The bright red sculpture shows the Russian leader seated atop a miniature military tank in an almost childlike squat.

“This sculpture aims at denouncing the absurdity of war and at highlighting children’s courage when faced with violent, catastrophic situations triggered by others,” Colomina wrote alongside photos of his work.

A child points a water pistol at a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin riding a tank created by French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2022.

The artist is known for bright red sculptures that often pop up unannounced in public places. Additional photos show identical Putin sculptures in Paris and Spain.

Photos of the sculpture in New York showed kids quickly embracing their new playmate by covering him with sand and aiming their water guns at him.

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