Police in Sudak detained three local residents who confessed to the destruction of the monument to Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in the Crimean city at the end of October, according to the regional interior Ministry.

From confessions of the detained men, 1990 and 1998 year of birth implies that the crime they have committed “an act of hooliganism”. If the guilt of the detained is proved, they could face up to three years in prison, the report said.

Lenin monument in the city garden Perch was destroyed on the night of 21 October. The monument was thrown from the pedestal, the head fell off. On the same day local police opened a criminal case on article 214 (“Vandalism”) the criminal code of the Russian Federation.

In city administration have stated that they intend to restore the monument to Lenin, because the people consider him a “symbol of the history of the city during the Soviet period.”

In the Crimean Sudak, unknown persons broke the statue of Lenin. The monument stood in the gardens since the 1930s pic.twitter.com/qYXibZcbsj

In Sudak detained the destroyers a historical monument to Lenin 25.11.2016

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