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Authority of the city of Sitka decided to keep the monument Baranov

Authority of the city of Sitka in Alaska will continue to have a monument to the ruler of the Russian settlements in North America, Alexander Baranov, despite the numerous proposals of Russia, told RIA Novosti mayor Gary Paxton.

The Sitka Council on July 14 unanimously adopted a resolution on the transfer of the monument to the Baranov Museum from the city centre. Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov after that reported that the number of Russian cities - Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk, Magadan - ready to buy a monument and transported it to yourself.

In Alaska, called the timing of the transfer of the monument Baranov

Authority of the city of Sitka in Alaska, the monument will take the Governor of Russian settlements in North America, Alexander Baranov Museum for several months, told RIA Novosti mayor Gary Paxton.

The Sitka Council on July 14 unanimously adopted a resolution on the transfer of the monument to the Baranov Museum from the city centre.

The Embassy commented on the situation with the monument Baranov in Alaska

The Russian Embassy in the USA distressed that the decision of the authorities of Sitka in Alaska to move the statue of Governor of Russian settlements in North America, Alexander Baranov Museum, said Wednesday the Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov.

"We are disappointed that amid the sweeping waves of desecration and demolition of monuments of historical figures in the course of mass protests in the United States under the decision on dismantle of still got the sculpture the main Governor of Russian settlements in North America established in 1989. The resolution is signed and contains a lot of emotional evaluations. Creative role Baranov in Alaska and California are obvious... Unfortunate that the story continues to be politicized", - said the Ambassador answers the questions of the journalists on the page Embassy in Facebook.

The mayor of the city of Sitka has promised to move the monument Baranov "sincerely"

The mayor of the city of Sitka (Alaska, USA) Gary Paxton said that the transfer to the Museum of the monument to the Governor of Russian settlements in North America, Alexander Baranov will be carried out "with respect."

"The statue will be moved to the Museum in a respectful and positive manner," said Paxton RIA Novosti.

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).