KALININGRAD (Sputnik) — The Polish government plans to spend some 1.5 million Zlotys ($377,000) to remove Soviet war memorials in the country, the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) said Wednesday.
"PiS senators want to amend the anti-Communist law to include Red Army memorials. The April 1, 2016 law banning propaganda of Communism and other totalitarian regimes – in the names of buildings, sites, streets and other public places – is about to be changed," the statement reads.
The amendments, which are expected to come into force in September, stipulate the allocation of 1.5 million Zlotys to the project.
There are 229 Soviet memorials in Poland. The Institute of National Remembrance, a government-affiliated body, said earlier that it wanted to move all of them to an open-air museum.