Monument to Georgian soldiers to be erected in Moscow
Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov has already signed an order to lay the foundation stone on May 6.
The monument will be called “We fought the Nazis together” and placed on Remembrance Alley in the World War II Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill.
It is not going to be an exact copy of the former 40-meter high memorial in Georgia’s Kutaisi. The monument will instead be about 10-12 meters high.
Political parties and public organizations of both Georgia and Russia expressed their disbelief concerning the incident.
It was Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin who suggested reconstructing the monument in Moscow.