This 25-Year-Old Puddle In Russia Has Its Own Instagram Account

A giant puddle in Russia’s Far East city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is being described as “invincible”, after it somehow survived unfixed for over a quarter of a century. It now has its own Instagram account with almost 17,000 followers.

Russia's oldest puddle.

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As it often happens in Russia and other eastern European countries, what started out as a small pothole gradually grew to become a giant puddle. It attained that rank in 1994, and locals have been trying to get local authorities to fix it ever since. So far it has proven a futile endeavor, as scheduled repairs have been postponed repeatedly. In the meantime, a frustrated local known only as Nikolay decided that the 25-year-old pothole was old enough to have its own Instagram page

Russia's oldest puddle.

The local authorities promised to fix the giant puddle in 2014, work was postponed to 2017, and then to 2024. So the story of Russia’s 25-year-old puddle continues. At this rate, it may well become the oldest puddle in history.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

Russia's oldest puddle.

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  1. Anonymous December 27, 2020

    Thanks once again, Clinton, you prick!

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  2. Crashemup December 27, 2020

    Bureaucracy prevails!!!

  3. Could use a few ducks December 27, 2020

    Ah, it’s just the village pond that people have to drive through, that’s all.

  4. Baudolino December 28, 2020

    I want to suggest that this puddle gets the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s cultural relevant, clearly improves the view, is unique in form and function and is just ****ing awesome. I mean – come on, the Great Puddle of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk makes these silly pyramids in the desert looking like a boring heap of stones!

  5. Anonymous January 2, 2021

    Proof that both fact and fiction are both strange

  6. Because that's how you get them January 14, 2021

    How do they not have a mosquito problem??!?

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