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Vandalism Monument to the Red Army soldiers desecrated in the Czech city of Ostrava

Leta concentration camp, where numerous Roma people were slaughtered by the Nazis, was converted into a pig farm and a hotel for tourists. Authorities did nothing to perpetuate the memory of the deceased. Instead, they even removed a memorial stone dedicated to the prisoners of this concentration camp.

On November 20, 2014, vandals painted a monument to Czechoslovakian Marshal I.S. Konev (1897-1973) in Prague.

In September 2019, a scandal erupted in the Czech Republic around the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev. Then the unknown poured paint over the monument, and the local authorities refused to restore it and offered to move it to the museum. The initiative aroused outrage from both Russian and Czech society, including condemnation by Czech President Milos Zeman. However, on April 3, 2020, the monument was dismantled by decision of the city authorities. The mayor's office of Prague connects the dismantling of the monument with Konev's leading role in suppressing the Hungarian uprising (1956) and the "Prague Spring" (1968)[5], and the city residents also with the post-war arrests and deportations of Czechoslovak citizens of Russian origin who fled to this country from the repressions of Joseph Stalin .

On October 24, 2019, a monument to the Red Army soldiers in the city of Brno in the southeast of the Czech Republic was doused with red paint. This happened a day after vandals desecrated a monument to the Red Army in Ostrava in the north-east of the country. A local youth group took responsibility for the action. The Ostrava authorities sharply condemned the vandals and promised to put the monument in order in a short time. Vandalism was also condemned by the Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic. They noted that "this time we are talking about a monument at the honorary burial of 328 fallen Red Army soldiers in the city district of Brno-Kralovo Pole." The monument in Ostrava depicts a Red Army soldier and a Czech worker. It stands on the site of the honorary burial of 485 fallen Red Army soldiers in the Comenius Gardens park.

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