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The Monument of Gratitude of the Soviet Army from Leszno is to go to the Museum of the People’s Republic of Poland in Ruda Śląska

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The Monument of Gratitude of the Soviet Army from Leszno is to go to the Museum of the People’s Republic of Poland in Ruda Śląska. Earlier, the association “Laguna” from Belarus, Brest, asked about the possibility of its takeover.

The monument was erected in 1945 at the corner of Starozamkowa and Lipowa Streets in Leszno. Initially, Red Army soldiers who died during the Second World War were buried there. A few years later their remains were transferred to the cemetery in Rawicz. There were two plaques on the obelisk with the same inscriptions in Polish and Russian: “Eternal glory to the heroes who died in the fight for freedom and independence of the Soviet Union and Poland.”

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He disappeared a year and a half ago

In 2017, the Institute of National Remembrance decided that the monument is a symbol of the communist system and must be removed. In its letter, the Institute of National Remembrance stressed that the Red Army did not liberate Poland, but only implemented “Stalin’s imperial policy”.

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The decision to liquidate the monument was issued by the Wielkopolska Voivode, and he ordered President Leszno to do so. The monument was demolished on February 7, 2020. The obelisk was dismantled by the employees of the Municipal Green Plant.

She will stay in Poland

Now the association “Laguna” from Brest has asked about the monument.

The officials were surprised by the proposal. The decisions about the fate of the dismantled monument were consulted with the Poznań branch of the Institute of National Remembrance

– The Institute of National Remembrance pointed us to the Past Epoch Foundation from Ruda Śląska as an organization that may be interested in the monument – explains Gbiorczyk.

This foundation runs the Museum of the People’s Republic of Poland in Ruda Śląska. And this is where the monument will probably go. settling the details between both parties is in progress.

It is also not known whether the monument will go there in its entirety. In Leszno, in the base of the Municipal Green Plant, only concrete blocks of the monument are kept. The plaques with inscriptions in Polish and Russian were taken to Poznań by the Institute of National Remembrance.

– The boards are stored with us. We are waiting for the guidelines and decisions on what to do with them. If the Leszno City Hall requests to transfer them to Ruda Śląska, we will probably agree to such a solution – explains Ewa Liszkowska from the Poznań branch of the Institute of National Remembrance.

Main photo source: P. Piotrowski / UM Leszno



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