Mirror- They’ve been known to use radars, lasers, aerial vehicles, night vision equipment and barbed wire to protect Russia’s 40,000 mile border. But it seems authorities have avoided the high-tech option to protect their interests as work on the mammoth Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye Trans-Siberian railway bridge continues. Instead of forking out extra wages, Russian authorities have installed a straw man ‘paradummy’ to help ward off would-be rule breakers. Reporters in the city of Tongjiang, in north-east China’s Heilongjiang Province, were invited to inspect construction works done on the cross-border Tongjiang Bridge when they found the watchtower manned by a fake Russian guard. The “guard” was wearing Russian military uniform, but when a reporter zoomed in with his telephoto lens to get a better shot, he realised that the sentry was actually a motionless straw man. At 1.17 miles long, the £400 million bridge, is set to open up new trade routes between China and Russia which has the world’s sixth-longest international border
Well thats not a good look for Russia at all. Its 2015, Russia. And here you have what looks like an old run down tower thats about to blow away in the wind with cheap scaffolding and no discernible technology what so ever, and the worst looking scarecrow on the planet. I mean c’mon, not even a little magic marker to at least attempt to make it look like a face? No gun in his straw hands to make it look like somewhat of a threat? We all hear the talks about Putin being a tough bad ass and how militant Russia is yet they have the softest looking scarecrow trying to defend their borders against an Asian super power. Its just not a good look. Only thing to do now? Putins gotta find who ever was suppose to be at that post, kill him and leave his head on a pike on that tower. Gotta put the fear in man.