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Ukraine examining Estonia's experience with Soviet monuments

BC, Tallinn, 11.10.2017.Print version

Andriy Sadovyi, mayor of the Ukrainian city of Lviv, has sought information from Estonian Ambassador to Ukraine Gert Antsu regarding Estonia's experiences with handling Soviet monuments, the weekly Eesti Ekspress reports, cites LETA/BNS.

There is currently an ongoing debate in Lviv on what to do with a very large Soviet memorial involving a 30-meter high pillar featuring life size bas-reliefs of an infantryman, a member of the tank crew, an artilleryman, a pilot and a sailor. The memorials also includes bronze soldiers of a man carrying a sword and a woman. The memorials was completed in 1970 and has won high art prizes.

According to Ukrainian law, symbols of totalitarian regimes are to be removed from public spaces.

However, Sadovyi believes that the monument could be placed in a museum instead and wishes to look into Estonia's experiences in this matter.

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