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Senator calls for tough response to Poland’s decision to demolish Red Army monuments

June 22, 17:03 UTC+3 MOSCOW

On June 22, Poland’s parliament voted to amend the law banning any propaganda of communism, which envisages the demolition of Soviet-era monuments, including those dedicated to the Red Army

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Monument to the Red Army in Warsaw

Monument to the Red Army in Warsaw

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MOSCOW, June 22. /TASS/. The law on demolishing monuments dedicated to Red Army soldiers is blasphemous, Russia must give a tough response to this move, First Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Defense and Security Committee, Franz Klintsevich, told TASS.

On Thursday, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, the Sejm, voted to amend the law banning any propaganda of communism, which envisages the demolition of Soviet-era monuments, including those dedicated to the Red Army.

"This is the case when Russophobia erases basic human feelings leading to blatant blasphemy. Russia’s response to this legislation should be not just tough, it should be very tough," the senator emphasized. Klintsevich did not rule out that Russia would reconsider the whole spectrum of its relations with Poland. "We are literally being pushed toward this step. I believe we will take it. The mere condemnation is obviously no longer enough," he noted.

Klintsevich added that the passing of this law could become a dark page in Poland’s history. "I think the Poles will be ashamed of it some time later," he concluded.

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