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Kiev authorities decide to demolish the Alexander Suvorov monument

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Kiev authorities decide to demolish the Alexander Suvorov monument


14.12.2018


Kiev authorities refused to put a monument to the famous Russian commander Alexander Suvorov on the register of monuments, RIA Novosti reports.

The decision was made by the Advisory Council at the Department of Cultural Heritage Protection of the Kiev Administration. As soon as the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine approves it, the monument will be demolished.

Earlier the proposal presented by the Kiev Military Lyceum was approved by the Defense Ministry of Ukraine. The monument in honor of the great military leader is located in front of the main entrance to the school. 

The lyceum administration fears that the figure of the legendary commander may badly affect the students. The lyceum explained that the deeds of Suvorov belonged to the era of the Russian Empress Catherine the Great, who allegedly destroyed the culture and statehood of Ukraine, as well as the Ukrainian historical memory. The appeal explains that the figure of Suvorov "does not contribute to the formation of patriotism and national consciousness" among the citizens of Ukraine.

The authors of the appeal also want the Ukrainian authorities to ban the name of Alexander Suvorov at the legislative level. At the moment the law of “decommunization” does not apply to the great commander. 

Russkiy Mir reported earlier that the monument came up in the discussions for the first time a year ago. Back then the school administration claimed they were only going to move it to the backyard. At the moment the monument of the famous commander is shyly covered with a cloth.

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