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    Moscow to Oppose Demolition of Soviet Monuments in Europe

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    Russia will continue to confront the policy aimed at demolishing of Soviet monuments in Europe, especially in Poland, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On March 31, Poland's Institute of National Remembrance announced that the Polish authorities were planning to demolish about 500 monuments to the Soviet Army soldiers.

    "We are witnessing continuous attempts to falsify the history, to use the theme of World War II as a tool of the information pressure on our country… Moscow is concerned over the fight waged by some European states, especially in Poland, against monuments to Soviet soldiers, who died fighting against Nazism… [We] intend to actively confront this inadmissible line," Meskov said at a meeting devoted to the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

    Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Poland had become the European leader of desecration of the Soviet monuments.


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