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Monument to the Red Army of the USSR demolished in Poland
On the site of the demolished monument, a monument to the memory of the victims of the Nazi or Soviet totalitarian regimes can be erected.
In the city of Malbork (Poland) on Tuesday, August 9, at the direction of the Institute of National Remembrance, a monument to the Red Army of the USSR, built in 1945, was demolished. This is reported Our city.
It is noted that after the start of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, local residents spoke in favor of the demolition of the Soviet monument, but the process was delayed by the fact that it was included in the voivodship register, so it could only be liquidated by decision of the voivodeship authorities.
“You can talk about a historical moment, because this is the end of the decommunization of Malbork. In 1989, this process was natural, but this monument was evidence that it was never completed. There should be no place for symbols of Russian or Soviet imperialism in Polish public space “, – said Deputy Minister of State Assets of Poland Karol Rabenda.
He noted that the decision on what exactly will be built on the site of the Soviet monument will be made by the community of Malbork together with the Institute of National Remembrance. Probably, we will talk about the monument to the memory of the victims of the Nazi or Soviet totalitarian regimes.
Recall that in the capital of Finland they dismantled the monument received as a gift from the USSR in 1989, the monument World Peace.
It was also reported that Estonia was dismantling all monuments from the times of the USSR.