In Warsaw ended with a rally "Road of Memory". The participants laid flowers to the memorials to Soviet soldiers who died in WWII during the liberation of Poland.
Journalist Viktor Shelygin had to remove a monument to the hero of Soviet Union Ivan Chernyakhovsky before the local authorities destroyed it. Victor writes about the Soviet monuments in Poland and for 2 years together with journalists and bloggers from Kaliningrad, Moscow and Finland goes to rally on the Polish voivodships. They visit memorial sites and check the condition of Soviet monuments, many of which will be dismantled.
To visit decided not only on major military memorials, but also on the mass graves, located in the small towns. Shimon Oliszewski learn that in Kielce will be journalists from Russia, drove 100 miles to tell them that honors the memory of soldiers killed during the liberation of Poland.
Not all Polish cities seek to preserve the memory of the Soviet soldiers. In the Central Park of the Polish capital marble slab with the words of gratitude to the Soviet soldiers defeated the red stars chipped. The Institute of national remembrance has compiled a list of monuments that are planned to be dismantled. On the monuments, destroyed by vandals, do not pay attention. The head of the Polish military and Patriotic society "Kursk" hedgehogs Pow decided to create near the border with Russia's memorial Park. The first monument that going, you have already taken for restoration. In order to raise the fragments of a destroyed stele, discovered in a wooded ravine, had to hire a backhoe.
The rally participants meet with veterans of the Polish armies, and record their memories. All of this will be included in the new book of remembrance, which is planned to be published this year.
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