Communists start campaign against monument to Czechoslovak legionaries in Penza
Penza, 7 November 2016. PenzaNews. The communists are planning to appeal to the government of the Penza region with a demand to remove the monument to Czechoslovak legionaries who died during the armed uprising in 1918, which was installed near the Penza-III station in the spring of 2015. This was announced by the first secretary of the city committee of the Communist Party Dmitry Filyaev on Monday, November 7.
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“Yesterday after the rally, a few people came up to me and asked to take the appeal to the regional authorities. Some of you know and some probably don’t that we have the monument to the White Czechs at the Penza-III station. […] In fact, the civil war in Russia was unleashed with their helping hand. They were used as a blind instrument in the war with the Soviet power. The White Czechs were directly involved in killing and looting, which was here in Penza at the end of May 1918,” he said after the brief rally on the occasion of the 99th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, held near the monument to Lenin on Monday, November 7.
“The today’s appeal envisaged that this monument should be demolished as the shame to the Penza authorities, to every official of the culture department, as the shame to the railway workers who gave permission for the installation of the monument. Are there any objections?” he asked the participants of the event.
After everybody replied unanimous “no,” Dmitry Filyaev explained that the request will be prepared soon.