Czech officials have refused to give Russia a monument to Konev

we will Remind, a monument built by the Czechs in 1980 in gratitude to the Soviet commander and his soldiers who in recent years have been repeatedly targeted by vandals, and in the fall of last year, the municipal Council of the Metropolitan district Prague 6 the verdict on the transfer of the monument to another location.

Photo: EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK SK filed a case over the dismantling of the monument to Marshal Konev in Prague

on Friday, April 3, using the regime of a state of emergency, in particular, prohibition for the citizens unnecessarily to leave their homes and to gather in groups, district authorities dismantled the monument, sending it to escrow a private firm.

Subsequently, it is alleged, have become part of an exhibition existing only in the project “the Museum memory of the twentieth century.” Known for his Russophobic statements the mayor of the district O. Kolar did not miss the opportunity to once again mock the memorial, saying that by law, all citizens should have the masks on their faces, and without a mask was not.

All this led to protests in the Czech society. Journalists paid attention to the fact that the action was manufactured under strict quarantine, on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism. Blasphemous called the incident the press Secretary of the Czech President Jiri Ovcacek.

representatives of the defense Ministry and the foreign Ministry, explaining the reason why the monument cannot be transferred to the Russian side, referring to the fact that it is not within the purview of their departments. Memorial Park is the property of the district Prague 6. However, some lawyers argue that the chief Kolar and his team grossly violated the law of the Czech Republic on military graves, dated 22 March 2004, which protects not only the graves of the victims of military actions, but also memoryNicky and plaques commemorating events of the war years. The monument to Marshal Konev was listed in the war graves registry under the number CZE0006-41772 and thus should be under protection of the Ministry of defense of the Czech Republic.

In the Czech Republic explained the refusal to transfer the monument to Marshal Konev Russia

a number of leading Czech politicians believes that the transfer of bronze sculptures by Russian side would be an act of goodwill, contributed to the normalization of relations between our countries, which is especially important now, when the pandemic threatens all of humanity.

Note, the troops of the First Ukrainian front under the command of Konev may 9, 1945 went to Prague, and before that with heavy fighting and heavy losses have freed a large area of Czechoslovakia.