The mayor of the city of Sitka has promised to move the monument Baranov "sincerely"
The mayor of the city of Sitka (Alaska, USA) Gary Paxton said that the transfer to the Museum of the monument to the Governor of Russian settlements in North America, Alexander Baranov will be carried out "with respect."
"The statue will be moved to the Museum in a respectful and positive manner," said Paxton RIA Novosti.
Earlier Wednesday, the American Council of the city of Sitka (Alaska) had adopted a resolution on the transfer of the monument Baranov from the city centre to the Museum.
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 statues belong to an indigenous people, trincity. The coordination Council of Russian compatriots of the USA (CARS) made an online petition against plans to demolish the monument. As reported RIA Novosti the Chairman of XORS Elena Branson, it has collected almost 6 thousand signatures.
Fund Art Russe has previously stated 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.
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 he was not the most brilliant in the history of the country.