Russia responded sharply to the statement of Prague on the demolition of the monument to Konev
Politicians and diplomats have commented on the words of the mayor of the district Prague 6 ondřej Kolář, who said that the demolition of the monument to Marshal Ivan Konev to blame the Russian Embassy. They called saying official dirty horseplay and botched attempt to make excuses for their actions.
The key statement in the material RIA Novosti.
As tweeted Senator Alexei Pushkov, the dismantling of statues of Soviet General "will be an everlasting stain" to the authorities of Prague.
"In this they are like vandals who demolish and desecrate monuments in the United States," he said.
Pushkov called "vague" Kolář attempt to shift the responsibility for the demolition of the monument to Moscow the height of hypocrisy and cynicism.
"No, your sin take it for themselves", — stated in the post.
Commenting on the statement of the Czech official, member of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich said that the authorities of Prague 6 are trying to meet world trend for the struggle with the Soviet legacy. The words of the elders about the "fault" of the Russian side is a manifestation of stupidity, which looks ridiculous in the eyes of the Czech population, he said.
Klintsevich stressed that the time will come when all the demolished monuments of the Czech leadership will have to restore at his own expense.
The MP noted that "monumental evidence" of the great struggle of the Soviet people against fascism is impossible to hide, and all the monuments demolished fail.
According to a member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Sergei Tsekov, the words Kolář is an attempt to justify the demolition of the pedestal, which condemned both in Russia and in the Czech Republic.
In an interview with RT, he said that the dismantling of historic monuments unworthy thing that tells about the disrespect to the historical past. According Tsekova, engaged in such activities the people themselves "don't deserve respect."
In turn, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told RIA Novosti that the finding of the statues in the area regulated by legal acts.
The diplomat added that the "dirty race" with the demolition of the monument is irrelevant to the law.
Earlier, target said that Prague is never "achieved" the demolition of the monument to Marshal Konev, and the dismantling of the fault of the employees of the Russian Embassy refused to take him to the territory of the diplomatic mission.
In April, the leadership of the district Prague 6 demolished the monument to Ivan Konev, who had liberated the city from Nazi occupation in may 1945. As reported by the village head, the statue should be placed in a newly created city Museum memory of the twentieth century.
Moscow described the actions of the Prague outrageous and cynical. Russian authorities said that they would prefer to see the monument restored on the territory of the country or in the Czech Republic. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case about the perfect public desecration of symbols of military glory. The dismantling of the monument and criticized the President of the Republic Milos Zeman.