When the city's council of the Ukrainian town Stryi decided on April 9, 2009 to remove a Soviet-era statue to the Red Army soldier and move it to a museum of Soviet totalitarianism, saying the statue had no historical or cultural value. Sliska stated such decisions could only be made by a "criminal regime." "They have long turned a blind eye to Nazi marches, portraying those who massacred people as heroes," Sliska said, adding the decision revealed lawmakers` disrespect for the soldiers who liberated Ukraine.
- Russian MP slams decision to remove WWII statue in west Ukraine, UNIAN (April 9, 2009)
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