This is from my three-month Study Abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia two years ago. The sign on the wall says: "Attention! During an airstrike this side of the street is more dangerous!" The plaque underneath says: "In memory of the heroism and courage of the Leningradians during the 900-day blockade of the city, this inscription was preserved."
First of all, I am impressed that I was able to read and translate that after not studying Russian for two years! Second, I think that is a kind of funny sign. Of course, the 900-day seige of St. Petersburg was definitely not amusing, but the sign is a bit quirky.
Good memories! I got to look at a lot of my pictures from Russia. Here's a really funny one:
The plaque says something like, "In memory of the female parachuter who fell here." Don't take it too seriously. Just look at the tree closely and you'll get it. :]