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Experts explained calls for the demolition of the monument to Baranov in Alaska

Advocating for the demolition of the monument to Alexander Baranov in the American city of Sitka (Alaska) are not able to fully understand the diversity of aspects of the history of Russian settlements in North America, told RIA Novosti the representatives of three non-governmental organizations.

Earlier, a group of residents of Sitka has proposed to remove from the centre of the monument the Governor of Russian settlements in North America in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries, Alexander Baranov. Most speakers for the demolition of the statue belongs to the indigenous people of trincity. The coordination Council of Russian compatriots of the USA (CARS) made an online petition against plans to demolish the monument. Mayor Gary Paxton told RIA Novosti that local authorities will consider the fate of the monument in July or August.

The mayor of the city in Alaska had not seen the bid of the monument Baranov

Authority of the city of Sitka in Alaska is not yet acquainted with the idea of the Fund on the purchase of the monument the Governor of Russian settlements in North America in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries, Alexander Baranov, which requires you to remove a group of residents of the city, reported Wednesday RIA Novosti by phone, the mayor of Sitka's Gary Paxton.

He did not comment on the possibility of making such suggestions.

Alaska will consider the question of the monument Baranov in July-August

The authorities of the American city of Sitka, Alaska, in July or August will consider the fate of the monument to Alexander Baranov, Governor of Russian settlements in North America, told RIA Novosti the mayor of Gary Paxton.

Sitka city Manager John Leach, in turn, told RIA Novosti that any dates for certain actions there.

Compatriots urged to keep a monument to the Russian ruler of Alaska

The coordination Council of Russian compatriots of the USA (CARS) made an online petition against plans to demolish the monument to ruler of the Russian settlements in North America in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries, Alexander Baranov.

As noted in the petition, posted on the website XORS, a group of residents of the city of Sitka (Alaska) has proposed to remove from the center of the city the statue of Alexander Baranov (1747-1819).