The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova commented on the statement of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the monument to Prince Vladimir, established in Moscow. The Ukrainian leader during his visit to Macao called “an attempt at a hybrid appropriation of history,” the opening of the monument.
“Hybrid assignment history is on every corner the last two years screaming that Ukraine is at the origins of the UN and its work in 1945, while still in the USSR, the Ukrainian delegation took an active part in the formation of the Organization, and in parallel, in 2014, to demolish the monument in Kiev Dmitry Manuilsky, the first representative of Ukraine in UN. And this is just one of thousands of examples of “hybrid consciousness,” he wrote in Facebook.
November 4 in Moscow with the participation of top officials held a ceremony of opening the monument to Prince Vladimir on Borovitskaya square. The ceremony was attended by President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin. The monument was consecrated by Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.
The installation of the monument to Prince Vladimir began on the night of 16 October. The monument was created by sculptor Salavat Shcherbakov, at the initiative of the Russian military historical society (RVIA), which is headed by Medinsky.
It was reported that the monument is built on people’s donations. At first it was planned to be installed on the Sparrow hills, but then was chosen as Borovitskaya area.
The official Twitter of Ukraine a few hours after opening in Moscow monument Kiev published a photo of the monument to the Baptizer of Rus ‘ and the message in English: “do Not forget, is the real monument to Prince Vladimir. Kiev has brought Russia the Orthodox Christianity. As a gentle reminder of Russia”.
Zakharov responded to this post with sarcasm, wrote on Facebook: “Okay? The present monument can be only one. And then divorced Pushkin around the world. To anything is everything.”