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Russian Confectioners Want to Break Record With Chocolate Putin Statue

The organizers of the festival, set to kick off on Dec. 5, added they would be applying to the Guinness Book of World Records with the chocolate stunt.

Russian confectioners are planning to create a life-size chocolate version of President Vladimir Putin at a chocolate festival in the Russian leader's native city of St. Petersburg next month.

The chocolate creation will be 1.70 meters high and will require more than 70 kilograms of chocolate to make, the organizers of the Prazdnik Shokolada, or Chocolate Festival, said in a post on their VKontakte social media page.

“As far as we know, there is no other chocolate sculpture of this size of a secular leader in the world,” the post said.

The organizers of the festival, set to kick off on Dec. 5, added they would be applying to the Guinness Book of World Records with the chocolate stunt.

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