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Karandeev noted that the Cabinet of Ministers has already made a decision to change the status of 13 national monuments. Another 14 objects, including the Bulgakov Museum, are being studied by experts, later a decision will be made about them: either they will be excluded from the state register of monuments, or their status will be changed.
|Bulgakov Museum. Photo: Borys Korpusenko|
“Some monuments of national importance, which have not only ideological coloring and narratives, but are truly monuments of art and history, can change their status from national to local and be reoriented to another format of their use“, the minister said.
Struggle with the imperial and Soviet past
Rostislav Karandeev said that 27 objects of national significance are subject to the law condemning the Russian imperial and Soviet regimes. There are much more monuments of local importance – more than 2,000.
The decision to withdraw from the register of local significance was made for 250 objects. Gradually, these actions are carried out with other monuments, involving the cultural heritage protection bodies of regional state administrations.
|Commemorative plaque on the facade of the Bulgakov Museum. Photo: Pozdniakov Vadym/Facebook|
After the status is removed from the monument, the local authorities themselves decide how to use the object: dismantle, move, dispose of or find another way of use. But without violating the legislation on the protection of monuments.
“This should be a special place where works used by ideologically hostile propaganda would remain. Over time, they can be reinterpreted and serve as an illustration of what not only ideology was like, but also artistic trends, architecture and sculpture during the Soviet era.” added Karandeev.
Decommunization of Shchors
Earlier, on November 10, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to remove monuments to Russian cultural and historical figures from the State Register of Immovable Monuments of Cultural Heritage of National Importance.
The following were removed from the registry in Kyiv: the monument to Pushkin on Beresteyskyi Avenue, the monument to Shchors on Shevchenko Boulevard, the monument to the crew of the Tarashchanets armored train in the square between Zaslonov and Yaltynskaya Streets, the grave of General Vatutin in Mariinsky Park and the river monitor “Zheleznyakov” along the street Electricians.
|Monument to Pushkin in Kyiv. Photo: Pozdniakov Vadym|
The document also noted that, in addition to monuments in the capital, monuments to Pushkin in Zhytomyr, Kharkiv and Odesa, Prince Vorontsov in Odesa, General Suvorov in Izmail, Admiral Ushakov in Kherson, “Ukraine – Liberators” in Uzhhorod, Memorial “Fighters of the Revolution” complex in Luhansk.
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