02:54 GMT04 December 2020
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    The Polish authorities are planning to demolish about 500 monuments to the Soviet Army soldiers, Polish Cultural Center in Kaliningrad said, citing the Poland's Institute of National Remembrance head.

    KALININGRAD (Sputnik) — According to Kaminski, the Soviet monuments symbolize the supremacy of the communist system in Poland and must be destroyed.

    "We are currently recalculating places, where Soviet monuments are still located. By June we will offer a project that will encourage local authorities to destroy Soviet monuments, even before a respective law [emerges]," Lukasz Kaminski said.

    The project is expected to be sent to the local Polish authorities within several weeks.

    Relations between Moscow and Warsaw have been strained amid repeated demolition and dismantling of Soviet monuments in the country and attempts by some Polish officials to distort history and to belittle Soviet soldiers' contribution to the victory over Nazism in World War II.


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