Kyiv to face another wave of decommunization

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is planned to modify number of monuments and one bridge
20:50, 5 August 2020

Motherland Monument

As part of Kyiv's decommunization, Motherland Monument and Paton Bridge may be left without coats of arms. This was stated by the director of the Institute of National Remembrance Anton Drobovych, PavlovskyNEWS reports.

It is also planned to modify Mykola Shchors Monument.

"Now there is a project called ‘Dark Rider’ that is set to depersonalize Shchors monument," Drobovych said.

Related: Kharkiv City Hall sues Institute of National Remembrance for decommunization issues

As we reported earlier, the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory intends to create an Archive of repressive bodies of a total cost of 24 million dollars.

"In 2020, we will come closer to adopting this room to the needs of the archive... In 2020, we will advance in this regard, but we are talking about at least a few years if we increase funding for overhaul, construction, restoration," Drobovych said.

According to him, this will be the largest open archive of documents of repressive bodies in Europe.

The archive will become a powerful intellectual center to which Soviet scientists from all over the world will come. It is a large 8-story research center with conference rooms, discussion rooms, an archive,” he added.

Related: What the West can learn from Ukraine’s treatment of Soviet monuments

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