OVA recommended Odessa City Council to dismantle monuments to Catherine II and Suvorov, – media
The Odessa City Council was recommended to dismantle the monuments to Catherine II and Alexander Suvorov. This was proposed by the regional military administration.
This is stated in the letter of the OVA to the mayor's office. It noted that these monuments were not taken under the protection of the country as objects of cultural heritage.
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The letter noted that there is no need to obtain special permits from the Ministry of Culture or other bodies for the protection of cultural heritage in order to take measures to dismantle the monuments.
Considering the above, the regional state administration recommends considering the dismantling of these monuments, the OVA noted.
The military administration added that monuments in honor of cultural and military figures of the Russian Empire, which are objects of cultural heritage, should be transferred to museums.
The scandal with the monument to Catherine II in Odessa.
Odessa Mayor Gennady Trukhanov spoke about the “compromise with Russia” in an interview with an Italian publication. He noted that he was against the dismantling of the monument to Catherine II and, in his opinion, it should not be done. Then he added that “it makes no sense to also remove the monuments to Pushkin or Gagarin.”
Recall that at the end of July, the petition for the demolition of the monument to Catherine II gained the required number of votes. Its author is Alexei Matveev.
The petition gathered the required number of votes, so it was submitted to the president for consideration. Zelensky noted that state authorities and local self-government bodies are obliged to act only in accordance with the Constitution and legislation.
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