Poland will begin the demolition of monuments to Soviet soldiers

In Poland entered into force amendments to the law on prohibition of propaganda of communism, involving the demolition of monuments to Soviet soldiers. On Saturday, October 21, TASS reported.

The implementation of the law is devoted to 12 months. The initiator of the amendments was the Institute of national remembrance in Poland. Experts believe that in the Republic there are about 230 promoting communism monument.

Innovations do not relate to monuments located in cemeteries or other burial sites, and objects which are demonstrated in the scientific or cultural purposes or which are monuments of architecture.

On July 17 the President of Poland Andrzej Duda signed a new law providing for the dismantling of Soviet monuments throughout the country, including busts and memorial plaques. In addition, it stipulates the removal of Communist elements from the names of schools and other social institutions, buildings, structures and objects of public domain, streets, bridges and squares.

During the last years in Poland attacked by vandals has undergone a number of Soviet memorials, including graves of soldiers of the red army. In particular, the 3rd of October in the Polish city of Szczyrk (Silesian Voivodeship) unknown smashed the monument to Soviet soldiers 36.