Dismantling the monument to Empress Catherine II: the Odessa executive committee supported the decision

In addition, they voted to dismantle the monument to the Russian commander Oleksandr Suvorov.

Dismantling of the monument to Empress Catherine II: the Odesa Executive Committee supported the decision / photo Oleksandr Gimanov,

The Executive Committee of Odesa supported the dismantling and relocation of the monument to the “Founders of Odesa”, the central figure of which is the statue of Empress Catherine II.

As reported by the press service of the city hall, the corresponding decision was made today, November 24.

“At the meeting of the executive committee of the Odesa City Council, the members of the executive committee supported the draft decision on the dismantling and relocation of the monument to the Founders of Odesa,” the message reads.

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As “Suspilne Odesa” writes, the decision was made unanimously. In addition, they voted to dismantle the monument to the Russian commander Oleksandr Suvorov on the South Road.

According to Odesa Vice-Mayor Oleg Bryndak, the issue of the demolition of the monument to Catherine II will be finally decided on November 30 at the city council session. A fountain can be restored on the site of the Russian empress.

Dismantling of the monument to Catherine II in Odessa

In recent months, the public debate on the appropriateness of placing a monument to Empress Catherine II in the center of Odessa has intensified. In October, an electronic survey was conducted on the fate of the monument. Among the proposed options, Odessans most supported the idea of ​​dismantling the monument and leaving the sculptural composition in place, but supplementing it with information about the activities of the empress.

The city hall informed that the final decision on the fate of the monument “Founders of Odesa” will be made by the city council.

Prior to this, unknown persons repeatedly poured paint over the mentioned monument. Actions were also held near the pedestal demanding its demolition. On November 6, a fence was erected around the monument.

History of the monument “Founders of Odessa”

In 2007, Catherine Square was restored in Odessa. During the restoration, a monument to the “Founders of Odesa” was erected on the square, which is a copy of the monument dismantled by the Bolsheviks in 1925.

This is a composition whose central figure is the Russian empress Catherine II. She is surrounded by satellites (small statues) – Hryhoriy Potemkin, Platon Zubov, Yosyp Deribas and Franz de Volant.

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