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Duma to consider monument to Nicholas II on Lubyanka

October 10, 2002

Moscow, 24 April: The leader of the Russian liberal party Yabloko, Grigoriy Yavlinsky, According to information agencies, there are grounds for thinking that during his meeting with Edward Shevardnadze, President Putin has found the right solutions to Russian-Georgian MOSCOW. Oct 10 (Interfax) - The Duma Council submitted a draft resolution to erect a monument to Russian Emperor Nicholas II on Moscow's Lubyanskaya Square on the agenda for the Duma session on October 16.

Alexander Fedulov, a Duma deputy unrelated to any factions, drafted the resolution. He told the press that the Duma's approval of the resolution would signify the beginning of the state's repentance for Bolshevik crimes against the royal family.

The draft resolution asks President Vladimir Putin and Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov to erect a monument to Nicholas II in the capital.

Fedulov said that Sergei Reshulsky, a representative from the communist faction, had supported the consideration of the draft, while Yabloko representatives had objected to the Thursday session of the Duma Council.

Meanwhile, several weeks ago, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov called for the restoration of a monument to Felix Dzerzhinsky, former head of the VChK emergency commission and one of the founders of the Soviet security services, on Lubyanskaya Square. The initiative triggered a heated debate between left-wing deputies who supported Luzhkov, and right-wing deputies who strongly opposed the restoration of a monument to the man who, they said, was deeply involved in the Bolsheviks' large-scale oppression.

See also:
YABLOKO and the Grim Symbols of the Soviet Era

Interfax, October 10, 2002

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