In the Latvian capital Riga, a monument to the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, which stood in Kronvalda Park, was dismantled.
This is reported by LSM.lv.
After dismantling, the Riga Monuments Agency moved the Pushkin sculpture to a warehouse. Subsequently, it is planned to be transferred to the Union of Artists.
The decision to move the sculpture was made because in 2009 the Council for the Preservation and Development of the Historic Center of Riga and the State Inspectorate for the Protection of Cultural Monuments did not approve its placement in Kronvalda Park, recommending that it be placed elsewhere.
Thus, the fact that the sculpture was installed in the park and was still there violated regulations. On March 3, 2023, the Riga City Council's Monuments Council called for the sculpture to be moved to a more appropriate location.
Author - Olena Madiak, 30/05/2023