Pothole street art depicts Yekaterinburg City Manager Aleksandr Yakob
Activists in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg have recently devised a clever way of grabbing politicians’ attention. In an effort to raise awareness of the city’s rampant pothole problem, a group called “Make the Officials Work” has painted the faces of Yekaterinburg’s top officials over many of the most dangerous road obstacles that have long gone unattended. The activists recreated the faces of City Manager Aleksandr Yakob, Mayor Yevgeny Porunov, and Governor Yevgeny Kiuvashev — perfectly framing the notorious potholes in the fourth-largest Russian city with the open mouths of city officials.
The street art initiative was a viral sensation for Russian media outlets, bloggers, and social media users, and it certainly