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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.

"The only thing that happened is a short 30-minute silent protest in which the protesters were asked to remove the statue and which began before the city Council meeting on June 23. Nothing else happened," said Leach.

The Executive Director of the historical Museum Sitka Alaska Hal of Specimen for its part, has indicated that, whatever it was, Russian heritage will always be part of Alaska history. He stressed that "history does not disappear".

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 (1747-1819). 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 town centre statue Baranov.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the proposal to demolish the monument to the Governor of Russian settlements in North America, 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.