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Poland: Red Army monument torn down in Warsaw01:29

Poland: Red Army monument torn down in Warsaw

Poland, Warsaw
October 23, 2018 at 14:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

A monument dedicated to soldiers of the Soviet Union's Red Army was dismantled in Warsaw's Skaryszewski Park on Tuesday. It will now be relocated to the Cold War Museum in Podborsko, near Szczecin.

Workers used a diamond rope saw to cut out the image of a Red Army soldier, before lifting it with a crane.

The removal, which began on October 17, is linked to a Polish law banning the propagation of 'communism or any other totalitarian regime' through the naming of buildings and other public facilities.

The monument is dedicated to Soviet soldiers who died fighting the Nazis in Warsaw during World War II. An inscription on the monument reads: "Eternal glory to the heroes of the Red Army who fell in battles for the liberation of the Polish capital of Warsaw."

Poland: Red Army monument torn down in Warsaw01:29
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A monument dedicated to soldiers of the Soviet Union's Red Army was dismantled in Warsaw's Skaryszewski Park on Tuesday. It will now be relocated to the Cold War Museum in Podborsko, near Szczecin.

Workers used a diamond rope saw to cut out the image of a Red Army soldier, before lifting it with a crane.

The removal, which began on October 17, is linked to a Polish law banning the propagation of 'communism or any other totalitarian regime' through the naming of buildings and other public facilities.

The monument is dedicated to Soviet soldiers who died fighting the Nazis in Warsaw during World War II. An inscription on the monument reads: "Eternal glory to the heroes of the Red Army who fell in battles for the liberation of the Polish capital of Warsaw."

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