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Poland dismantled 20 Soviet monuments this year

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Poland dismantled 20 Soviet monuments this year


03.04.2018

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Poland continues dismantling monuments to the Soviet warriors. 20 incidents of illegal actions in relation to the Soviet memorials and military burial places have been registered staring this year, RIA Novosti informs.

Head of the Russian Defence Ministry’s representative office for organization and implementation of military memorial work in Poland Alexey Fomichev commented that the latest incident of dismantling memorials concerned the slabs on the graves of the Soviet soldiers in Glinno city where three slabs were damaged and other three were moved aside.

Fomichev remarked that much more monuments and graves were desecrated in reality, as such cases are not made known to public as a rule. He has added that an expert commission will be set up to attend all Soviet memorials in Poland and define a scale of the damages in the nearest future.

Overall, currently there are 657 graves and 581 monuments in Poland.

Note that the amendments to the law on banning the communism propaganda came into force last autumn. All memorials praising this political regime have to be dismantled within a year. The law includes points about dismantling the Soviet memorials and monuments. Such will be the destiny of presumably almost 5000 memorials all over Poland, 230 of them are dedicated to the Soviet warriors.

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