Unknown vandals desecrated the monument to victims of political repression, established in one of the squares of Tomsk. As reports the website of the Memorial Museum of the NKVD, on the reverse side of the memorial, known as the “Stone of sorrow”, painted stencil image of Stalin.
The drawing was discovered on 21 November by Museum staff. But by whom and at what time he was dealt, is still unknown.
“What did these unknown faces, placing the profile of the “leader of the people” directly responsible for the deaths of millions of their fellow citizens, anywhere except on the monument to victims of political terror, is also not yet clear”, – stated in the message.
Head of the Museum, Chairman of the Tomsk regional historical, educational and human rights society “memorial” Vasily Khanevich fears that Stalin’s portrait can appear on other objects of Tomsk.
Previously, the monument has been desecrated on 12 September last year, the Day of Tomic. Then it yellow paint, wrote the word “Stalin”. On this fact the police began checking. However, the perpetrators were not found.
According to Hanewich Museum “outraged by these acts.” Staff intend to apply to the city administration and regional police Department with the request to take measures and find the perpetrators.
Monument “Stone of sorrow” was established in Tomsk on 25 October 1992 at the initiative of the city administration and the “memorial” society, the city and the public. The memorial was established on the former territory of the NKVD. The inscription on the monument reads: “In memory of the victims on the Tomsk earth in the years of the Bolshevik terror set the stone of sorrow.”
Even before the official opening in 1991, the monument was stolen the plate, instead had to install another. In early 2000 the unknown painted a swastika on the memorial.
We will note that recently in Russia marks a peculiar trend on the “Stalinization”. Monuments to Stalin and attempts to install the new is becoming more and Russian officials and politicians periodically Express their love and respect for the leader.