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Norwegian Man Wakes Up Russian Diplomats With ‘Air Raid Siren’ Sound

Startled Russian diplomats were woken at around 2 a.m. to the sound of something that sounded like an air raid siren. In actuality, it was a Japanese foghorn blasted over a loudspeaker and sounded remarkably similar to an air raid siren common to many a Kyiv night. It worked. They woke up and called the cops. But by the time they arrived, 73-year-old Kjetil Krane had left, his point made. And Krane had alerted their neighbors beforehand. Not a single person objected to his plan.

Source: Business Insider

A 73-year-old in Oslo gave Russian diplomats a rude awakening by blasting a siren outside their bedroom windows on the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to a local report.

On Friday night at around 2.30 a.m. local time, Kjetil Krane carried a loudspeaker out to an apartment block known to house workers at Oslo’s Russian embassy, Nettavisen reported.

Standing in the freezing cold, Krane played the sound of a Japanese foghorn, which bears a striking resemblance to an air-raid siren, according to the outlet. Over the past year Ukrainian civilians have had to shelter in fear during Russian air raids, which frequently strike residential areas as well as military targets.

In a video shared by Nettavisen, Krane can be seen wearing a T-shirt that says “wake a Russian” in Norwegian as a newly-awoken resident peers out of a window.

Krane told the outlet that he wanted the diplomats to wake up over the issue of the war, both literally and figuratively. In a poster he distributed around the neighborhood ahead of time, and pictured by Nettavisen, he gave advance warning and reassurance about his actions.


February 2023