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Hrodna ideologues refuse to restore monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko’s insurgents

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The main department for ideology and youth affairs of Hrodna Region Executive Committee said in in a letter signed by head of the department A. Vyarsotski that the restoration of the monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko’s insurgents is unnecessary. The letter has been uploaded to Facebook by head of the Monument Protection Association NGO Anton Astapovich.  

The monument used to be situated in the village of Palany, Asmiany District. It was dismantled in the Soviet times. 

"Asmiany District Executive Committee has conducted a survey in Palany and it turned out that the local authorities dismantled the monument in connection with its unsatisfactory condition in the 1970s-1980s. The inhabitants of Palany think that the restoration of the monument is unreasonable,” the official claimed.   

The first monument to the leader of the Uprising Tadeusz Kościuszko was opened in his birthplace (Mieračoŭščyna) on May 12, 2018. The money was donated by private individuals.

Photo: Anton Astapovich’s Facebook