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Moscow's Iconic Coat of Arms Gets Remixed and Reimagined

Moscow's coat of arms contains four main elements: St. George, his horse, his spear and a dragon that's about to get seriously slayed.

Contemporary Russian artists have found new meaning in these elements, recreating the historic symbol in new and unexpected ways.
Wikicommons, Anton Gudim / Instagram / gudim_public

The project, called "Gerb Moskvy (Moscow coat of arms)," features 33 artists' reimaginings of the symbol that can be seen all over Russia's capital.

Some are funny, some are cute, some are scandalous — but they all elevate the logo to a whole new level.

ГЕРБ МОСКВЫ / COAT OF ARMS OF MOSCOW from Petrick on Vimeo.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin came in like a wrecking ball.

More love for these men at work. 

Why stab when you can feed a hungry bunny? 

Make love (or war) to the camera. 

We're just going to leave this one here. 

The art isn't limited to digital recreations. 

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