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).

"As for the demolition of monuments, it has now acquired a mass character, you know that in our country, too, there was a period when we demolished monuments, this is not the was a brilliant period of our history," said Sands, commenting on the proposal to demolish the monument Baranov.

The cities of the U.S. and Europe, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder.

In all States amid protests after the death of Floyd began a spontaneous demolition of the monuments of the southerners during the Civil war. It also touched upon the statues of the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus, whose left-wing activists accused of genocide of the indigenous population of America.