Duda signed amendments permitting the demolition of Soviet monuments
MOSCOW, 17 Jul — RIA Novosti. The President of Poland Andrzej Duda signed amendments to the law on prohibition of propaganda of communism, which include the demolition of Soviet monuments in the country.
“The President signed… the law of 22 June amending the act on prohibition of propaganda of communism or another totalitarian regime in the names of buildings, objects and facilities for public use”, — reported on the official website of the Polish President.
The law shall enter into force three months from the date of signing.
The lower chamber (Sejm) of the Polish Parliament on June 22 voted for the amendment of the law banning the promotion of communism or another totalitarian regime in the names of buildings and objects. The document provides for the demolition of monuments of the Soviet era, including the military. According to estimates of the Institute of national remembrance of Poland, responsible for the memorial work, a law on de-communization will affect about 230 monuments of the red army.