Obama commutes sentence to Wikileaks leaker ManningWorld January 18, 4:54
Diplomat says UN may act as mediator at Astana talks between Damascus and oppositionRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 21:31
Expert believes Brexit to bring UK closer to USWorld January 17, 20:29
Italian Foreign Ministry: It is necessary to assess conditions for returning to G8 formatWorld January 17, 20:04
Russia hopes ECHR will cancel its ruling on Dima Yakovlev Law — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 19:35
Preserving Moldova's neutrality impossible without partnership with Russia — presidentWorld January 17, 19:10
OPEC to monitor oil production, export — Saudi Arabian Energy MinisterBusiness & Economy January 17, 18:57
Group of Sukhoi-24M bombers to return from Syria soon — Defense MinistryMilitary & Defense January 17, 18:50
Russian reconciliation center reports over 1,130 Syrian settlements join ceasefireWorld January 17, 18:47
KALININGRAD, March 31. /TASS/. Polish authorities are going to dismantle 500 Soviet monuments in the country’s territory, the Polish cultural center in Kaliningrad has said with reference to the Institute of National Remembrance.
"We are counting the sites where Soviet monuments are still found. By June we will come up with an initiative encouraging the local authorities to tear down Soviet monuments before a corresponding law takes effect," the center quotes the Institute of National Remembrance’s president, Lukasz Kaminski, as saying. He argues that the monuments must be eliminated as symbols of the Communist system’s domination over Poland.
The proposal concerns the monuments erected in public places as tokens of gratitude to the Soviet Union. The initiative does not apply to monuments at the graves and cemeteries of Soviet soldiers.
"The Polish state will continue to take care of Red Army cemeteries," the Polish Cultural Center said.
More than 660,000 Soviet soldiers gave their lives for liberating Poland from Nazi occupation. During World War II about six million Poles were killed in clashes with Nazi troops and as a result of Nazi occupation. Recent years have seen repeated cases of vandalism at Soviet military cemeteries.