Russia is preparing measures on Poland’s decision on the demolition of monuments

Russia is preparing a response to Poland’s decision on the demolition of Soviet monuments. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

She recalled that the Russian foreign Ministry has already made “a statement”. “Maybe request (the response will be) to inform us,” – said Matvienko, referring to the head of the international Federation Council Committee Konstantin Kosachev.

Kosachev promised to make a request for Wednesday, July 19, and to report thereon during the current plenary session or in a week. He called the topic of the demolition of the monument “extremely sharp and tragic”. “There is no doubt that Poland as a nation and as a state survived and has been preserved largely thanks to the red Army, which, together with the home Army fought for its liberation,” he stressed. The Senator assured that Russia “at all levels will ensure that memorials to our soldiers was protected.”

This week the President of Poland Andrzej Duda signed amendments to the law on prohibition of propaganda of communism. This document, among other things, involves the demolition of Soviet monuments in the country. The law will enter into force three months later. Media wrote that in Poland can be carried about 230 monuments of the red army.