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Russia thinks about the possibility to buy the monument to Marshal Ivan Konev in the Czech Republic, however, this option is an extreme measure. This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister Vladimir Titov, reports RIA Novosti.
The diplomat said that due to the failure of municipal and Central authorities of the Czech Republic to make concessions to Moscow is considering all options. Titov also stressed that the monuments retain a meaning only in relation to those historical places where they are installed.
April 3 in Prague demolished the monument to Konev. In this regard, on April 10, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under part three of article 354.1 criminal code (“the Desecration of symbols of Russia’s military glory, committed publicly”). The Czech foreign Ministry stated that the prosecution of its officials of a foreign government invalid.
In 2017, the Czech Republic revised the role Konev in history. In addition to the information on the role of commander in the liberation of Prague from the Nazis in 1945, on the plate of the monument there was a mention of the suppression of the Hungarian uprising of 1956 and the preparation of the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
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