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The mayor of the city in Alaska had not seen the bid of the monument Baranov

Authority of the city of Sitka in Alaska is not yet acquainted with the idea of the Fund on the purchase of the monument the Governor of Russian settlements in North America in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries, Alexander Baranov, which requires you to remove a group of residents of the city, reported Wednesday RIA Novosti by phone, the mayor of Sitka's Gary Paxton.

He did not comment on the possibility of making such suggestions.

"This will be the solution to (municipal) collection, and I'm not ready to speak on behalf of the Assembly," said Paxton.

However, he assured that the city Council intends to make an informed decision on this issue.

Previously, the Fund Art Russe, said that he had sent authorities Sitka offer to buy the monument to the first Russian Governor of Alaska. In addition, the Foundation submitted a similar proposal to the authorities of new York about the monument to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, which the city authorities decided to dismantle amid a wave of protests against racism.

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.