General Assembly condemns destruction of WW2 monuments
The document drew the support of 127 countries. While 54 delegations abstained, the US voted, against saying the resolution questions freedom of expression.
This comes as Georgia is tearing down a monument dedicated to Soviet heroes of the Second World War in the city of Kutaisi, where they want to construct a parliamentary building.
In 2007 Estonia sparked outrage by removing a similar monument – the Bronze Soldier – in the capital Tallinn.
This year, for the first time, a special rapporteur presented the General Assembly recommendations concerning this problem.