The Communist party is to ensure that a monument to Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, located at Seattle, was transported to Russia, if local authorities will take the decision to dismantle the sculpture. On Friday, August 18, the Agency urban news “Moscow” said a member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist party, state Duma Deputy Nikolai Arefyev.
“If all the same will decide on the demolition of the monument, we will put the question that he was taken and transported to Russia”, — said the Communist.
Organizational issues and the cost of transportation of the monument, according to him, ready to take on the Communist party and the Communist party supporters living in the United States. “We can solve this question: the monument was destroyed will not be””, — assured the Deputy.
At the same time, he believes that the best way out of this situation was that the memorial remained at the same place: “We are going to raise all people who know the biography of Lenin, and what he did to the monument we need to preserve for Americans.”
The Chairman of the Moscow Commission on monumental art Igor Voskresensky has informed the Agency that the Commission is prepared to consider an application for the installation of the monument in Moscow in case, “if this artwork is of decent quality”.
Earlier Friday, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle mayor ed Murray urged to dismantle the statue of Lenin and a memorial to American soldiers who fought in the Civil war on the side of the Confederacy. In his view, the monuments are private property, represent the “historical injustice” and are symbols of hatred, racism and violence.
It was also observed that the statue of Lenin, offered for sale, are often exposed to desecration of red paint, symbolizing blood.