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Georgia continues dismantling of the Great Patriotic War monuments

2012-02-22 16:54

In the Georgian city of Batumi, the works on dismantling the monument to the victims of the Great Patriotic War is being carried out. Russian Foreign Ministry called it an encroachment on the sacred memory of the war of the Soviet peoples against fascism, and an insult to 80,000 people in Georgia who died during the Great Patriotic War.

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As reported today by the Dni.ru, now in the Georgian city of Batumi, the works on dismantling the monument to the victims of the Great Patriotic War is being carried out. Russian Foreign Ministry called it an encroachment on the sacred memory of the war of the Soviet peoples against fascism, and an insult to 80,000 people in Georgia who died during the Great Patriotic War.

"According to the information we receive from Georgia, in Batumi, they are dismantling the monument to the soldiers who fell during the Great Patriotic War", Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said, the Dni.ru reported.

Earlier we wrote that the decision to demolish the monument was adopted by the Batumi City Council (Sakrebulo) in July 2011. In Sakrebulo, they have told this decision was connected to the plans to build a cable car from the waterfront to the Mount Anori, and promised to move the monument to another street.

Recall, December 19, 2009, as result of the exploding the monument "Memorial of Fame", which was held with gross violations of safety rules, two people were killed - Ana Jincharadze and her seven-year daughter Nana. Three others persons were seriously injured. Those responsible for the deaths of the people have been prosecuted.

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