The war with the monuments, going to USA, I want to export to Russia — and it's not about the decision to move the monument to merchant Alexander Baranov mastered the AK, with the Central area founded the city of Sitka (Novo-Arkhangelsk) to the Museum. Sheep now "a rapist and a murderer, racist, exterminated the local Indians", but then we can't do anything: Alaska sold half a century ago. No, it's about the fact that what is happening in America is beginning to refer to Russia — those who struggle with the monuments. The American experience is used for intimidation: see what happens when put the wrong sites, you don't want us to have, in the United States? Then respect our opinions, our feelings, our memories!
Alas, it is not so: after the revolution, Russian was imposed on a completely distorted picture of its history. Yes, impose it on ideological rather than national reasons (although the latter was also present) — but in the first couple of decades of the Soviet power Russian history was presented as a series of bloody crimes of the rulers and their lackeys. It is not surprising that it was demolished almost all monuments to Russian tsars, most of the monuments to the Russian generals — and then almost all of the war, which was waged by Russia was considered aggressive and colonial. Ermak, Suvorov, Skobelev was a Russian military leaders were guilty of something before the other part of the Russian people. About kings better not to remember — the tyrant on the tyrant, except that Peter I unofficially considered a precursor of the Bolsheviks. Before and during the war began a partial revision of the attitude to Russian history and to the time of the fall of the USSR, many of the great figures of our past were partially rehabilitated, while new monuments to kings (or returning old) speech could not be.
The government of the U.S. Chicago (Illinois) removed from the city Park a monument to the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus previously caused the protests in the city, reports the local edition of the Chicago-Sun Times.
Last Friday a large group of people protesting against racism, gathered at Grant Park, where is a monument. It was reported that the protesters threw in the detention order different items, they in turn used against the protesters with batons. Detained 12 people, in addition, affected about 18 police officers.
The concept of freedom of speech and freedom of the media in the US completely destroyed, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Zakharov said that "the collapse of the myth about the freedom of the media" in the United States is an accomplished fact.
Protesters at the White House in Washington burned an American flag after the speech of the President of Donald trump's speech on the occasion of US independence Day, according to NBC.
The protesters, according to TV channel, during the incident, shouted slogans against "slavery, genocide and war" and "America was never great."
Protesters in the city of Baltimore in the American state of Maryland took off from the pedestal monument to Christopher Columbus and threw it in the Bay to the background of fireworks in the city in honor of independence Day, according to local newspaper the Baltimore Sun.
A group of protesters shouting threw the rope to the statue and took off from the pedestal, after which they rolled it out to the Bay and threw it in the water.
The statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was removed from the pedestal in Richmond in the U.S. state of Virginia, reports local TV station Wric.
Previously, the black mayor of Richmond Levar Stoney ordered to remove all the monuments to Confederate from the streets of the city.
Law enforcement agencies of the U.S. city of Richmond, Virginia, was detained six people during the protest, held near the monument to the commander of the slave States during the Civil war, General Robert E. Lee, said the police.
As stated in the police statement, at about 22 hours on Friday (5am Saturday GMT) near the monument to General gathered about 100 people. After they began to shoot at police with paint balls, the Assembly was declared illegal.
U.S. attorney General William Barr forms task force to counter "anti-government extremists," reports the Washington Post, citing an official document.
As the newspaper notes, the document Barr wrote that on the background of peaceful protests by anti-government extremists "participated in unjustified acts of violence aimed at undermining the public order".
The President of the United States Donald trump explained the cancellation of the trip on the weekend to your Golf club with the desire to ensure the safety of Washington, he wrote Saturday on Twitter.
Earlier media reports drew attention to the change in the schedule of the President, where the day disappeared on a trip to Bedminster, where trump's Golf club. Many have attributed this to the fact that in several States, including new Jersey, in the last days, an increasing number of infections with coronavirus.
U.S. law enforcement authorities installed a fence around the monument in the Park of Washington, depicting former American President Abraham Lincoln near bent a knee African American, after protesters called for the demolition of the monument, reports the Washington Post.
As the newspaper notes, previously protesters have announced plans to gather at the memorial on Thursday and Friday evening. According to the newspaper, it is unknown about whether the participants demonstrators hold a rally about it or to demolish the monument.
A monument to the former Vice-President of the United States and ideologue of the slave policy John see Calhoun dismantled in Charleston, South Carolina, reports CNN.
As reported, the work on dismantling of the monument erected in the Central square of the city, began on Wednesday and lasted most of the day.
Protesters in the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin rioted and threw it in the lake the statue of Colonel who fought against slavery, the newspaper reports Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Demonstrators came out to protest in the streets of Madison on Tuesday evening for the arrest of a black protester a day earlier. During the night the demonstration turned into riots in some places, protesters broke Windows, attacked Senator Tim Capenter that took pictures of the protests, and tore down two statues.
Unknown painted graffiti on the monument to the French statesman, the Finance Minister in the government of Louis XIV Jean-Baptiste Colbert to the, which is located near the National Assembly building of France in Paris, the newspaper Le Figaro, citing a source in the police.
The incident occurred on Tuesday evening. As has informed the edition a source, the unknown made on the pedestal of red paint lettering, accusing the authorities of the country in the "negrophobia". According to the edition, the malefactor was detained.
Equestrian monument to former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt at the entrance to the American Museum of natural history in new York decided to dismantle it, reports the New York Times, citing the statement of the President of the institution and the city authorities.
A bronze monument to the American President who was in power from 1901 to 1909, was erected in 1940. The monument consists of three main elements: Roosevelt sitting astride a horse near a horse on one side is Indian, the other African.
Senator Alexei Pushkov commented in his Twitter the demolition protesters in the U.S. monuments to outstanding historical figures.
"The so-called "protesters", but in fact the rioters, pulled down the monuments (to Christopher. – approx. ed.), Columbus, (George. – approx. ed.), Washington, author of the US national anthem (Francis Scott Key. – approx. ed.). And they are not ideals, and the destruction, looting, fires and violence," wrote Pushkov.
The authorities of the American city of Houston, Texas, dismantled the monument to the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus, which was spoiled by vandals, according to the Houston Chronicle, citing a statement from city hall.
Columbus statue in the Park Bell Park last week defaced. Hands and face of the monument was doused with red paint and hung up on him a sign with the words "Tear off the head of your oppressor."
Demonstrators in the U.S. Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, at the second attempt tore down two statues installed near the Confederate monument in the center of the city, according to the TV station WTVD.
On Friday evening after the March on Juneteenth (the day of the liberation of the slaves - ed.), the demonstrators threw the rope on the statues around the monument of the Confederation. The first attempt to move the statue from the pedestal failed – intervened by the police. However, after the police withdrew, the protesters piled both monuments on the ground. One of them, the demonstrators subsequently hanged on a rope on a lamppost, the other placed on the courthouse steps. After the rain started, the protesters left the city center. Arrived at the scene, police removed the statue.
Square in the British city of Plymouth, named in honor of a sailor, merchant and slaver of the XVI century, sir John Hawkins, renamed in honor of the dark-skinned football club Plymouth Argyle Jack Leslie (1901-1988), who because of prejudice was denied the opportunity to play for England, reported the Daily Mail.
According to the publication, a petition supported by more than five hundred people. The leader of the city Council of Plymouth, Tudor Evans said, as reported by the publication that we are not talking about trying to "rewrite history".
In the struggle with the colonial past of Western countries, the initiative group demanded the closure of the British daily newspaper the Guardian.
The petition, published a few days ago, already scored under 20 thousand signatures.
The situation in which the Western governments were forced to dismantle or repair the monuments, was "started" by them, when the destruction of monuments to Soviet soldiers, convinced the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.
"When demolition of the monument to our soldiers who laid down their lives for the liberation of Europe, they (Western governments) think that this is not about them. And now look what is happening in Europe and the United States - the demolition of the monuments of their national leaders, national heroes. They started this process and now they handed it all to the fullest," said Matviyenko at the meeting of the Federation Council.
The protesters in the us city of Richmond, Virginia, was demolished monument erected in 1892 in honor of the artillery units of the Confederacy during the Civil war, reports the Washington Post.
Around 11 PM local time (6 a.m. GMT), according to the publication, the demonstrators climbed up on the monument depicting the artillery during the Civil war, and pushed him off the podium. He became the third Confederate monument, torn down by the protesters since the beginning of protests in Richmond, which was the capital of the South.
The administration of the Park, tower grove, located in the American city of Saint Louis (Missouri) dismantled the monument to Christopher Columbus, who was there for 140 years, amid protests against racism and the mass demolition of monuments to the USA, informs television channel Fox 2.
The administration of the Park
The mayor of Barcelona Hell Cola opposed the demolition of the monument to Christopher Columbus in the city, but considers it necessary to place information about the historical context of the discovery of America.
The initiative for the demolition of the monument made a few days ago the head of the parliamentary group En Comu Podem in the regional Parliament Jessica Albiac as Columbus, in her words, "made possible the colonization of the territory by using genocide." However, soon the Deputy changed his mind and said that it is necessary not to demolish the monument, and to "contextualize" it. "In any case, we need calm debate," she wrote on Twitter. The issue of Columbus has arisen in connection with the discussion of anti-racist protests in USA.
The demolition of historical monuments is an attempt to lie about the history of the country, people can't censor the past, Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
On Friday the city of London due to fears of vandalism has closed the plywood boards monuments to Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and the memorial Cenotaph in honor of those killed in the First world war. During the action in memory of the deceased American George Floyd in Bristol vandals threw into the Bay the monument to merchant, philanthropist and MP Edward Colston, who in the seventeenth century, engaged in the slave trade. In London, the hooligans struck racist inscriptions on a monument to Churchill and tried to damage the Cenotaph.
The authorities of the American city of Camden, new Jersey, dismantled the monument to the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus in a city Park, saying that previously, local residents have repeatedly appealed to the administration with the relevant requests, reports CBS TV channel.
Workers of urban services took the statue from the pedestal and broke into pieces. Some residents advocating for the demolition of the monument, has caused the loss. According to the TV station, residents have long asked the authorities to remove the monument, and even planned to hold on Saturday March in support of this claim. According to the organizers of the event, the authorities found out about their plans and themselves dismantled the statue.
The former Palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom on the island of Okinawa in Japan opens to the public after a fire in October last year, in which the main wooden building was completely burned, according to the website of the Museum object.
On Thursday, the restored Shuri castle was opened to journalists, and from June 12 tickets at the entrance there will be sold already for all comers. They will be able to see under the glass floor to the ruins of the old Palace, which was as an object of cultural heritage of UNESCO. At the same time to see how goes the recovery of the affected object.
The authorities of the American city of Boston will send on time to the store a monument to the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus, who were beheaded during the protests, according to local news portal Boston.com with reference to mayor Marty Walsh.
"We intend this morning to remove the monument and place it in the vault to assess the damage caused to him", he added.
Protesters in Richmond, Virginia, demolished the monument to Christopher Columbus and threw him into the lake, according to local TV station WRIC.
As reported, on Tuesday evening in the Park Byrd Park were about a thousand protesters. Initially the protest was peaceful. According to eyewitnesses, in the area of 20.30 local time (03.30 MSK medium) protesters with the help of three ropes tore down the monument from the pedestal, then dragged the statue located in the Park lake and threw her in the water.