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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.

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.

Peskov commented on the demolition of monuments in the United States

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the proposal to demolish the monument to the Governor of Russian settlements in North America, Alexander Baranov, said that in Russia, too, was a period of demolition of monuments and it was not the most brilliant in the history of the country.

The coordination Council of Russian compatriots of the USA (XORS) had previously 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. According to 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).

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).

In the world the number of cases of coronavirus, has exceeded 6.6 million

The number of cases COVID-19 in the world for a day has increased by almost 128 thousand and exceeded 6.6 million, died more than 392 thousand people, reported the world health organization (who).

According to the organization, for the day was 127 950 cases of infection with novel coronavirus infection, died on 5 647 patients with COVID-19. Thus, the total number of reported cases COVID-19 in the world is 6 663 304, the number of deaths – 392 802.