Monument to Russian empress Yekaterina II to be unveiled in Odessa

14:48, 13 September 2007
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It is similar to “establishing a monument to Hitler in Israel”, local Ukrainians believe

The monument to Russian empress Yekaterina II will be unveiled in Odessa late in October.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, project customer, Odessa City Council member Ruslan Tarpan and project executor, Restavrator firm representative Serhiy Danylko, claimed this to a press conference today.

S.Danylko specified that the whole territory around the monument will be covered with plates of expensive red granite. The square around the monument will be reconstructed at the expense of R.Tarpan.

Besides, according to S.Danylko, the square will be guarded round-the-clock to prevent damaging the monument by representatives of the Odessa Ukrainian community,  which numbers around 500 thousand people. They believe that immortalizing the memory of the mortal enemy of Ukraine Yekaterina II is similar to “establishing a monument to Hitler in Israel”.

 

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