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Friday, December 9, 2016

“Not going to canonize Ivan the terrible: Orel Governor postponed the installation of the monument to the tyrant


The press service of the government of the Oryol region have informed that the installation of the monument to Ivan the terrible in the capital region will be deferred pending the holding of a survey on the attitude of residents of the area to the monument.


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Rally against installation of a monument in the eagle

We will remind that the monument was scheduled to open to the city Day, August 3, and on the same day the eagle was supposed to arrive and the Patriarch.

However, the community of the eagle expressed strong protest, joined by, in particular, the Director of the local youth Theatre “Free space” Alexander Mikhailov: the monument suggest to install directly in front of the theater.

The Governor Communist Vadim Potomsky in the end was forced to explain that it is not going to canonize Ivan the terrible, as well as to rewrite history, and only wants to honour the founder of the eagle: the city this year marks 450 years. Now, following the meeting with the Governor on Wednesday, is expected to conduct a “wide sociological survey”, the results of which can be decided on the installation of the monument.

The monument is accompanied constantly by scandals: so, before submitting it to the contest Oleg Molchanov accused of stealing sketch the sculptor Irina Makarova, thus, the question of copyright on the statue is still not resolved.


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A monument wanted to establish in front of the local theatre

Recall also that Russia in its history has not been established no monument to the terrible: even the famous “Millennium of Russia” in Veliky Novgorod does not include its shape, in particular, due to the fact that Ivan almost drowned the city in blood, forever undermining its economic power and destroyed the Veche Republic.

However, earlier Potomsky has declared in interview to our edition that “no historian has not seen any official document confirming that Ivan the terrible killing his son”, and negative attitude is a result of harassment”.

Read the opinions of the parties of the conflict around the monument.

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