Restaurant sinks in St Petersburg

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A quirky restaurant called “The Silver Whale” that floated on the Neva River in St Petersburg, Russia, has flooded in icy conditions and was partially submerged on its side early Monday, according to reports.

The eatery apparently never opened for business and was currently unused. It was put up for sale at €423,000 in September last year.

Owners of the boat, which was shaped a bit like a whale, initially wanted to moor it on the Moskva River, Moscow, but the project wasn’t agreed so it was moved to St Petersburg in 2018.

A Twitter user said: ”’I remember this thing, passed by. But it’s probably for the best, it somehow looked ugly.”

Another user said: “Highly symbolic. The whole miserable, dysfunctional country has capsized.”

Meanwhile, a different user showed remorse, adding: ‘Wow. All this time I was admiring it. Beautiful.’

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