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Elena Sutormina appeals to the International Council on Monuments and Sites because of Poland’s actions

The appeal was triggered by the dismantling of the Monument to Soviet Liberator Soldiers

Elena Sutormina appeals to the International Council on Monuments and Sites because of Poland’s actions

Let’s recall that on the night of November 29 the Monument to Soviet Liberator Soldiers was dismantled in the Polish town of Mielec. It was situated outside the administration building of the town of Mielec in the South-East of the country representing a copy of the monument located in the Treptow Park in Berlin. Local authorities have assured that the sculpture was handed over to the Foundation of the Past Epoch Museum.

Chairwoman of the RF Civic Chamber Commission on Development of Public Diplomacy and Support of Russian Compatriots Abroad Elena Sutormina sent an appeal to the International Council on Monuments and Sites in connection with the dismantling of the Monument to Soviet Liberator Soldiers with a request to give a public evaluation to what happened in Mielec.

«On behalf of the RF Civic Chamber and the Russian Peace Foundation, we sent appeals to the Ministry of Culture of Poland demanding to provide information on the current location of the Monument, and to the International Council on Monuments and Sites asking it to provide its public evaluation of the actions of the Polish authorities,» — Ms. Sutormina said .

She highlighted that this is not the first instance when the Polish authorities destroy objects of cultural and historical heritage remaining in the post-Soviet space after World War II.

Media Office of the RF Civic Chamber based on RIA Novosti materials

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