Over 420 memorials to the Soviet soldiers have been demolished over the past decade in Poland, the Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev said, Izvestiya reports.
Andreev noted that the Polish authorities do not publish any exact numbers of the demolished memorials. According to the information available to the Russian embassy, in 1997 Poland had 561 memorials to the Soviet soldiers who liberated Poland, and only 134 in 2018. The embassy learns about the demolitions from local media and from people who feel concerned. Poland makes no official statements.
600 thousand Soviet soldiers were killed during the liberation of Poland from the Nazis in 1944-1945, with the overall death toll during the liberation of the European countries being 1 million.
A de-communization law is in effect in Poland. According to this law, any memorials “promoting communism” that are located outside military cemeteries must be removed from the “public space.” According to the new Polish concept, the Soviet soldiers occupied Poland rather than liberating it.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency