The unnamed St Petersburg couple had been going through a rough patch in their relationship, after his motjie admitted she’d cheated on him.
And they were trying to work it out.
But what she did next certainly didn’t “cement” their relationship.
Without even telling him, she legally changed her surname from his to that of a local supermarket, to take advantage of its promotional offer of a cash prize of 50 000 roubles (R11 900) for anybody willing to do so.
That was the final straw, apparently, so he parked his wife’s prized Chevrolet, which she always kept in spotless condition inside and out, in front of the supermarket and had a local builder fill it up to the windows with ready-mixed concrete.
Unsurprisingly, since the car is now too heavy to either pick up or tow away, it’s still there.
And why was the name change so hurtful? The name of the supermarket – now his wife’s surname – is “Verniy”, the Russian world for “loyal”.