The state Duma will hold a special meeting on the decision of the Polish Sejm to demolish all the Soviet monuments. This was announced by Vice-speaker of the lower house of Parliament Irina Yarovaya on Friday, June 23, reports “Interfax”.
With this proposal, she turned to the Polish Ambassador in the course of a telephone conversation. Yarovaya said that the Duma international Affairs Committee will hold a meeting on 3 July.
It will invite not only the Ambassador, but also the leadership of the Polish Sejm, noted the MP. According to her, it would “honestly and openly discuss the question of what decisions are made as they violate or do not violate the decision of the Nuremberg Tribunal”.
Earlier on Friday, the Chairman of the Duma faction “Fair Russia” Oleg Nilov said that Poland could return to Russia not only the monuments that were to be demolished, but the remains are buried on the territory of Soviet soldiers.
A day earlier, the Polish Parliament adopted amendments to the law on prohibition of propaganda of communism. They assume that all the memorials of the Soviet era should be destroyed.
The Polish authorities started to get rid of them a year ago. Last spring it was reported that they decided to dismantle around 500 monuments.