For many years, the government was unable to level a puddle that annoyed the people of Russia. They have set up their own social media accounts for this country.
In the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, 9,000 kilometers east of Moscow, Russia, efforts by the people to force the authorities to fill a puddle have failed.
Specifically, a hole appeared in 1994. Initially, it was quite small but gradually became larger. After a quarter of a century, it still hasn’t been repaired. The leveling plan planned by the government in 2014 has moved to 2017, then to 2024.
Frustrated by this, a resident decided to set up an account for the puddle on Instagram’s social network and in September 2020. This Instagram account attracted nearly 17 thousand followers in less than 2 months.
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk puddle quickly became the focus on social networks.
“Hello everyone. I am the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk puddle. I’ve turned 26 and it’s time to use Instagram fluently as an adult, ”wrote the account creator.
The account creator also used a sarcastic voice to tell the story of “the happiest puddle in the city”. According to him, the puddle was “fighting” for its life as the local government promised the people that they would eliminate it.
While unable to repair, the authorities have sought a temporary remedy. “It looks awful, like dry mud combined with heavy construction equipment. We’ll meet soon in the next storm,” the puddle “shared” on her Instagram.
This prediction is not wrong. The heavy rain in the following days was enough to make the puddle regenerate and eagerly announce his return on social media. “What’s the matter? Remember me? I miss all of you too. Today is a great rainy day. I will be happy and ready to take selfies with everyone.”
Many people came here to check-in. The puddle was also used as the backdrop of the photo sessions, encouraging touristy Russians to visit Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
“There aren’t many countries in the world that can attract tourists like that,” wrote the account owner wryly.