Soviet symbols dismantled in Vicebsk

The notorious Soviet symbols -- hammer and sickle -- were today dismantled at the Freedom Square in the northern Belarusian city of Vicebsk. This "decoration" stood in the city center for many decades. Workers first removed the symbol of the unity between peasants and workers and then used a chainsaw and welding to dismantle the stand.

According to unofficial reports, the local Orthodox Christian church leadership plans to install a cross instead of the removed Soviet decoration to commemorate the St. Nicolas Cathedral ruined by the Soviet authorities. A six-end cross has allegedly been designed by one of the local design firms, reports the People's News from Vicebsk.

Народныя навіны Віцебску