Vandals tore down a statue of legendary Soviet intelligence officer Nikolai Kuznetsov, set in the village Povcha in the Rivne region of Ukraine, said the press service of the Communist party of Ukraine (KPU).
"Bust the scout stood in the center of the village. Now on Its pedestal waving a Ukrainian flag ", - reported in the report on the Internet office of the Communist party.
Nikolay Kuznetsov, recognized And " scout number one, during the great Patriotic war himself eliminated eleven generals and high position bureaucrats occupying administration to Nazi Germany. Exactly Kuznetsov in the process one of the operations turned out to obtain data On the preparation of the German offensive at Kursk. Died March 9, 1944 in the process of shooting with the soldiers of the UPA*, reminds news Agency. Kuznetsov became the prototype of the hero of the legendary paintings of Boris Barnet as a " secret agent ". On it were written several books, created films and plays, in His honor opened museums and monuments. His name streets, schools, city. We emphasize that the vandalism relatively monuments became more frequent throughout the territory of Ukraine in the end lasted 3 months the political fall, which was accompanied by riots in Kiev and ended with the coming to power of the opposition, who received supervision over the country. The eleventh of April in Kharkov monuments were demolished after Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Nikolai Rudnev and Yakov Sverdlov. September 29, 2014 protesters at the rally for unity of Ukraine piled with pedestal Ukraine's largest monument to Vladimir Lenin height of More than twenty meters in Freedom square in Kharkiv. Besides, according to OSCE, the riots in Kharkov was led by the soldiers of the battalion " Azov ". Then it was stated that utilities began the restoration of the monument. Mayor Gennady Kernes had previously stated that it would not tolerate such an attitude to the monuments. Back in February he made a promise to "break the hands and legs" to the vandals who steal the statue.
* Organization, relative to which a court has adopted the legally effective conclusion Of destruction or prohibition of the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On countering extremist activity"