The monument to the Soviet Generalissimo Joseph Stalin in the Czech Republic will sell by auction, announced the mayor of the city of Mosquitoes.
The starting price of a three-meter monument made of Sandstone – 20 thousand CZK (approximately €700). The auction will be accepted until April 30.
The monument stood on one of the squares of the city Mosquitoes from 1951 to 1989, then it was demolished and hid in a warehouse. Near the monument there is damage is a broken piece of the left boot of Stalin.
The idea is to sell the monument has been suggested earlier, but only now the city authorities were able to conduct examination and evaluation, informs Česká televize. At least one buyer has already expressed interest.
This is not the first case of the sale of the statue of former Soviet leader in the Czech Republic. In 2010 a bronze statue of Stalin was sold in litoměřice over 172 thousand CZK.