A monument to the enema, has been unveiled at a spa in the southern Russian city of Zheleznovodsk. The bronze syringe bulb, which weighs 800 pounds and is held by three anal angels, was unveiled at the Mashuk-Akva Term spa.
"There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art," Alexander Kharchenko told OBB News. "An enema is almost a symbol of our region."
In the town of Zwellenski 12 miles away they have a statue of a popular brand of stool softener.
The Caucasus Mountains region is known for dozens of spas where enemas with water from mineral springs are routinely administered to treat digestive and other complaints.
Kharchenko, 50, said the monument cost $42,000 and was installed in a square in front of his spa on Wednesday with
a banner declaring: "Let's beat constipation and sloppiness with enemas".
They give the finger to all the other methods to relieve constipation.