Russian village opens square for quarreling lovers

Moscow, July 16: A square for quarreling lovers with a bench and a stork nest was opened in the village of Kresttsy between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The square is equipped with a bench that is sloped on both sides so that quarreling lovers are bound to slide back to the center and eventually kiss and make up, the committee's website said.

The square has other elements as well, including flower beds where lovers may plant their own flowers, and a stork nest in an ash tree that lovebirds can toss coins into for good luck and wish for "an addition to the family".

Local residents have coined the square Peter and Fevronia Square, who are considered patrons of marriage and love. They are also associated with family and fidelity.

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