Tkachenko called the call to dismantle the monument “Motherland” absurd
Tkachenko says that the demolition of “Mother of the Fatherland” is absurd./Collage Channel 24
Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko responded to calls to demolish the Motherland monument in Kyiv. According to him, such a request is absurd.
Tkachenko said this on the air of the national telethon, Channel 24 reports. The minister noted that during the war, Ukraine has more important expenses than the demolition of the Mother of Fatherland.
Tkachenko considers the demolition of the monument absurd
The Minister of Culture said that the demolition of the monument seems to him absurd. After all, “Motherland” is one of the business cards of Ukraine, which “looks at the East.” Also, the monument is allegedly a huge attraction for many tourists.
We have something to spend money on. We do not have funds in the budget, because they went to the defense and to support the social sphere, the Holodomor Museum, we need to build a museum of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, we need to work with many objects,” Tkachenko added.
He noted that more than 450 objects were destroyed or damaged as a result of the war. So they need to be restored.
Work on the Soviet symbols on the monument will begin soon
In July, Action took place a survey about the fate of the Soviet coat of arms on the shield of the Mother of Fatherland, in which about 750,000 Ukrainians took part. 85% of them voted to replace the symbols of the USSR with a trident.
Tkachenko noted that these works could begin in about 6 months.
“I think that after the approval of the action plan that we were given The Museum of the Second World War, which provides for a technical survey and the involvement of specialists for project documentation, should take about six months or a little more for us to get down to work,” the minister said.
Pay attention! The monument “Fatherland-Mother” is located on the territory of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in World War II – on the right bank of the Dnieper in Kyiv. It is the tallest monumental sculpture in Europe. Its height is 102 meters. The monument was built in 1981. Then the Soviet Union paid 2 million rubles for it.