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11 Terrifying Images of Old Soviet Playgrounds

Ransom Riggs
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Actually, they're playgrounds from the former Soviet Union, where people were good at making a lot of things -- tanks, rifles, factories to make tanks and rifles -- but cheerful playground statuary clearly wasn't one of them. The following playgrounds give me nightmares as an adult; I can't imagine the many ways they might warp the imaginations of children.

Perhaps this play sculpture from Moscow is meant to impart a lesson: never crawl into a hungry dragon's mouth.

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Ransom Riggs originally posted this back in 2008, long before he became a wildly famous author.

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