In the Kremlin commented on the intention of the American authorities to demolish the city of Sitka (AK), the monument to Alexander Baranov, who in the late XVIII — early XIX centuries was the ruler of the Russian settlements in North America.
“in our country, too, there was a period when we demolished monuments. It was not the most brilliant period of our history”, — told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, noting that the demolition of monuments in the United States has already acquired a mass character.
the Spontaneous demolition of monuments to southern Civil war began in the United States amid protests caused by the death of the African-American George Floyd. During the arrest, a police officer stepped on his knee on the throat and not let go until he suffocated. Video of the incident caused a swift reaction in society. The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and riots against racism and police abuse. Across the country damaged dozens of monuments. Moreover, under the hot hand got even the statue of the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus.