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Status of the Museum of Soviet Occupation won't be changed

2012-11-16 13:18

Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia is not going to review the status or title of the Museum of Soviet occupation, the News-Georgia reported.

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"Given the public interest we declare that the agenda of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia does not include the issue of change the status or title of the Museum of Soviet Occupation", said in a statement by the Ministry of Culture of Georgia issued in the evening of November 15.

As recalled by the Caucasian Knot, on November 15, about 15 supporters of the museum closure, considering its work one of the factors that irritates the Russian-Georgian relations, gathered outside the Museum of Soviet occupation, which is housed in the National Museum. According to the head of the NGO "Earth - our home" Elgudzha Hodeli, the organization continues collecting signatures on a petition to the Ministry of Culture of Georgia asking to close the museum.

Opponents of the closure of the museum also held actions. On Thursday evening, November 15, about 50 people, including public figures, representatives of Georgian NGOs and bloggers gathered at the building of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia.

 

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