On the eve of the visit of the current owner of the Kremlin to the former Stalingrad, a monument to the bloody Soviet dictator was unveiled in the city.
On Thursday, February 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the Russian city of Volgograd on the occasion of the anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. Before his arrival, local authorities took a number of unprecedented security measures and unveiled new monuments, including a bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
About the discovery of new sculptures are reported local Telegram channels and Russian propagandists.
Human-sized monuments to the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and marshals Georgy Zhukov and Oleksandr Vasylevsky are installed near the “Battle of Stalingrad” panoramic museum.
During the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad, Putin should visit here. In this regard, on February 2, the “Mamayev Kurgan” memorial complex will be closed to public access for 5 hours, and visitors will not be allowed to enter the “Battle of Stalingrad” museum for 8 hours.
During a speech at the opening of new monuments, the head of the Volgograd Regional Duma Oleksandr Bloshkin called Stalin, Zhukov, and Vasylevsky “the architects of the Stalingrad victory.”
❗️ A monument to Stalin was opened in Volgograd. The bust of the dictator was placed in the “Battle of Stalingrad” museum next to the busts of Georgy Zhukov and Alexander Vasylevsky. According to the organizers, 1,400 people participated in the event, including 700 veterans from Afghanistan and Chechnya. pic.twitter.com/Hl3iJDUlmj
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Veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya took part in the ceremony.
The monument to Stalin became the second in the city – in December 2019, local communists installed a sculpture on the territory of the regional committee of the CPRF.
We will remind, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Serhii Kyslytsia, stated at a meeting of the UN Security Council that Putin, who respects Stalin, resorts to the same practice with regard to Ukrainians.