The goal is to explain why these monuments were installed and why they were finally dismantled amid the decommunization of Polish society, according to Andrzej Zawistowski of the Institute of National Remembrance.
The Institute's Deputy Director Pawel Ukielski, for his part, went as far as to claim that "the museum will help young people learn about the history and understand that these Soviet memorials, called 'monuments of the Red Army's gratitude', were symbols of the enslavement of Poland by the Soviet Union."
The exact location of the museum has not yet been determined as it will depend on the number of monuments. Earlier, it was reported that the museum may be built in the city of Borne Sulinowo in Poland's West Pomerania.
Russia has expressed its discontent regarding the removal of Soviet monuments in Poland many times. In April, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Poland had become the European leader in terms of the desecration of Soviet monuments.
According to the 1992 Russian-Polish Agreement on Friendly and Neighborly Cooperation, Poland must protect and preserve Soviet and Russian cemeteries, graves, monuments and other memorial sites located in the country.