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MOSCOW, February 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Characteristics given to the Brest Hero-Fortress located in Brest, Belarus, by CNN “is cynical and shocking,” Konstantin Dolgov, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, said.
In late January, CNN included the Brest Hero-Fortress in the list of the “world’s ugliest monuments.” The monument’s photography was accompanied by impolite comments. The list evoked indignation in Russia and Belarus.
On Thursday, CNN apologized for inclusion of the monument into this list, causing offence to Russia and Belarus.
“This is a monument that symbolizes the courage of soldiers who were the first to resist the Nazis on the borders of our homeland, the memory about the millions of soldiers who fell in the battlefield to deliver the world from the brown plague,” the Russian embassy said in the statement. “This is a monument to the heroes whom we venerate.”
“Rankings of this kind are unacceptable from the angle of historic significance of monuments, as they insult the memory of those who died and defy human consciousness,” it said.