It all started two years ago.
In the southern capital of the Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsk, the main square was decorated with a sculpture of a red cow. The cow was installed in front of the city hall.
The cow was there, but it lacked an attracting story. So, locals started to milk the cow and an omen appeared immediately: whoever milks the South Kuril red cow, will have a good weather during their visit.
Everything was going fine until October 2019: the day when the cow met a real life bull.
The video immediately went viral in social networks.
After a couple of days, the cow disappeared. The local administration removed it on the early October morning. Officials fired the red cow because of the public demonstration of affection and put a butterfly in its place.