In Prague on the night of may 9 at the site of the dismantled in April of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev unknown installed porcelain toilet. This was reported to České noviny.
Plumbing the appliance is put on a pedestal. the rest of the monument is Konev.
The initiator of dismantle of a monument – the head of administration of the district Prague 6 ondřej kolář said that the one who is trying to Express themselves in the festivities of the end of world war II, is “in the head, fecal matter, and not something else.”
According to Kolář, the toilet was removed utilities.
The speaker of the local police, Jan Danek told that the police are looking into the issue, noting that, in what may be a crime, not yet identified.
April 3 in Prague dismantled pamatic Konev. The Czech authorities have stated that they plan to put the monument, which previously often poured paintin the Museum memory of the twentieth century.
The Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu wrote a letter to Czech authorities, demanding the transfer of the monument to Russia. The imprint of the Russian Federation initiated on the fact of demolition of the monument to a criminal case under part 3 of article 354.1 to the Criminal code (desecration of symbols of Russia’s military glory, committed publicly). The Czech foreign Ministry called the actions Sledkoma interference in internal Affairs.
On 26 April, the newspaper Respekt published an investigationalleging that Prague has arrived the employee of the Russian special services with a diplomatic passport, which with me could be the poison ricin to poison a number of Czech politicians, including Kolář and the mayor of the Czech capital Zdenek Griba. After that they took custody. The Russian Embassy in Prague has called the publication of speculation and called to give her “appropriate assessment”.
During the Second world war, Prague – at that time the capital of Czechoslovakia – was released as a result of the Prague offensive 6-11 may 1945. Konev was one of the commanders of the Soviet group of forces. However, in the Czech Republic to Konev negative attitude because of his involvement in the suppression of the Prague spring in August 1968. In 2018, the Czech Republic recognized the events of the invasion and occupation.