Inside Mosul offensive against Islamic StateWorld October 28, 16:41
Russian Armed Forces upgrade prioritized in 2017-2019 budgetBusiness & Economy October 28, 16:34
Kremlin comments on reports of Putin's harsh reaction to Russian jet approaching US shipRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 16:22
Putin says Russian agricultural sector shows great performance in 2016Business & Economy October 28, 16:06
Russia voices concern over Japan’s part in US missile shield deploymentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 15:59
Russia stakes on intelligent weapons — deputy PMMilitary & Defense October 28, 15:15
Kremlin unaware of alleged arrest of Russians in SerbiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 15:00
Russia’s Central Bank keeps key rate at 10%Business & Economy October 28, 14:02
Russian expert says information war against Moscow not helping to solve Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 14:01
KIEV, February 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s department of the International Committee of the Blue Shield ICOM, the organization responsible for the global preservation of museums and other cultural heritage, has urged the Ukrainian people to stop destroying monuments officially registered in the national and local record books, the committee’s officials told the media on Tuesday.
“We want to remind the activists that several monuments to Vladimir Lenin, as well as a number of other statues, are of great national or local importance, therefore their dismantlement requires special procedures”, the organization’s appeal said.
The committee officials stressed that it was important to stop the uncontrolled monuments’ destruction and asked the activists to check the monuments' status first and get in touch with regional museums of local lore and services for monuments’ preservation.
According to the committee’s data, some monuments of national importance can be seen on the Ukrainian government’s official website. This list is incomplete however.
The appeal was issued after several monuments to Vladimir Lenin were torn down in Ukraine over the past few days.