The authorities of the Polish city Pieni??no began collecting donations for the demolition of the monument to Soviet General Ivan Chernyakhovsky, said the mayor of the city of Kazimierz KADO.
Chapter Pieni??no reminded that he was unwilling to allocate any funds from the budget for the dismantling of the monument. In his vision, everyone who contribute to this initiative, will participate in the symbolic act of restoring historical justice ", reports RIA " Novosti ".
Power Pieni??no assess the Cost of demolition of a monument in 70 thousand PLN (by 19 thousand Dollars). As planned, it will happen this year. The place is expected to set another memorial." I have no desire to do in this place an empty hole, to demolish the monument and all. It is important for me to apply elements of this monument For the construction of a monument that will us all unite " - said the first Kaido. In his vision, on the site of the memorial Chernyakhovsky, you can install a monument in memory of the victims of war or in honor of European friendship. In April, KADO filed for the demolition of the monument to Cosmonauts, and also told about the fact that the authorities of the city, this monument is the value of scrap. In February, Polish nationalists tried to disrupt the ceremony at the monument Chernyakhovsky on the event dedicated to the 70th anniversary of his death. In may of last year, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation expressed outrage at the fact that in Pieni??no vandals desecrated the monument to Chernyakhovsky. Later the international Committee of the Sejm of Poland acknowledged the wrongful act of vandalism against the monument Chernyakhovsky and called for a review conclusion on the dismantling of the monument, the first of the Ministry of culture of Poland. Experts believe that the attack on the monument reflects the overall growth of hostility to Moscow on the background of the Ukrainian fall. Ivan Chernyakhovsky was held the positions of head from the first days of the great Patriotic war. In October 1943 for brilliant organizational skills as they crossed the Dnieper and manifested personal heroism he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. In 1944, at age 37 Chernyakhovsky was the least age army General. He commanded the troops of the 3rd Belorussian front, which under his command successfully participated in Belarusian, Vilnius, Kaunas, Memelska, Gumbinnen-Goldovsky and East Prussian operations. 18 February 1945 Chernyakhovsky was seriously wounded by shrapnel of an artillery shell on the outskirts of the city of Melzak in East Prussia, which is now the Polish city Pieni??no. On the same day He died. The General was buried in Vilnius for one of the Central squares, and Later reburied in the capital of Russia. On the outskirts of Pieni??no, where Chernyakhovsky got incompatible with life wound, the memorial was installed in the early 70-ies of the previous century.