Ukraine forbids Russian Eurovision contestant to perform via satelliteWorld March 23, 19:35
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia suspended over extremismSociety & Culture March 23, 19:00
Kiev confirms Russian politician’s killer dies in hospitalWorld March 23, 18:31
Russia to develop Tor air defense missile system’s Arctic versionMilitary & Defense March 23, 18:30
Siberian scientists searching for eyewitnesses of bright green meteor fallScience & Space March 23, 18:22
Dozens of Russian cities to join in clicking off lights for Earth HourWorld March 23, 18:16
European Broadcasting Union invites Samoilova to sing live from RussiaWorld March 23, 18:14
Russian experts invent cutting-edge 360-degree spherical photo-video cameraScience & Space March 23, 18:09
National Bank of Ukraine wants to ensure safety of Russian banks’ subsidiariesBusiness & Economy March 23, 17:42
MOSCOW, December 24. /TASS/. Moscow is waiting for Warsaw’s official response to the strong protest lodged over the latest act of anti-Russian vandalism in Poland, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
Zakharova recalled that on December 20 a vandal smashed several tombstones at a Soviet military cemetery in Kalisz, Wielkopolska Voivodship. The 300 soldiers buried at the cemetery were fighting for Poland’s liberation from Nazism. Eleven graves were defiled. This is not the first such incident at the cemetery in Kalisz. Last time a 67-year-old man was detained there last February for destroying 18 tombstones.
"We regard such actions as a direct result of Poland’s official campaign for revising the role of the Soviet Union as the liberator in World War II," Zakharova said.
She called for remembering "not ideology but individual people."
"It is about the memory of specific people who have their lives for letting many Poles enjoy the happiness of being many decades after," Zakharova said.
"A strong protest has been lodged over yet another instance of anti-Russian vandalism," Zakharova said. "This protest has been convoyed to the Polish authorities. We are expecting a formal reaction and prompt action to restore the tombstones and prevent such barbaric incidents in the future."