'Coronavirus Castle' Burns in Russia as Part of Annual Folk Festival

Russians gathered to watch a wooden ‘coronavirus castle’ burn to the ground as part of the annual folk festival, Maslenitsa, on March 13.

The organisers of the event, which took place in the Nikola-Lenivets art park in Kaluga, Russia, said in an interview that the castle was meant to symbolise the modern-day “plague” of coronavirus.

In video filmed by Instagram user frozenorchid, the wooden castle burns, as one of its towers collapses in flames and onlookers cheer. Credit: frozenorchid via Storyful