The Council by a plaque under the government of St. Petersburg has recognized the installation of a memorial plaque to Finnish Marshal Carl Mannerheim illegal. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the member of the Board, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the city Alexey Kovalev. The Council considered the question of the installation of the Board and stated that the memorial Board is established in violation of the current St. Petersburg law”, the MP said.
According to him, to place a memorial plaque is possible only in case of approval by the Council, or in the presence of the order of the Governor of St. Petersburg. When you install the Board Mannerheim none of these requirements have not been met. “The issue was considered by the Council a year ago, and then the idea was also rejected,” — said the Deputy. The decision on dismantle of illegally established memorial boards have to take the culture Committee, said Kovalev. Against to establish a Board of citizens can be prosecuted on administrative violation, he added.
At the same time, the Chairman of the Committee on culture Konstantin Sukhenko has denied the message of the Deputy Kovalev that the Council by a plaque recognized the Board Mannerheim illegal. According to him, the Board indeed discussed this issue, but no decisions were taken. Were our position, according to which a memorial plaque to Mannerheim in St. Petersburg. The plaque has certain characteristics, for example, must have a reference to the place, that is, to indicate that a man was doing in this house and at what time. In addition, on the Board there are factual errors, they repeatedly said,” Sukhenko said in an interview with “Fontanka”. He noted that the Committee believes called by the Board of the Mannerheim memorial sign and its installation is not related to the conduct of city officials.
According to the source TASS in the Council by a plaque under the government of St. Petersburg on the last Friday meeting, the Council refused to recognize this memorial sign a memorial Board because of a few problems, however, the question of dismantling the Board was not raised. “The text contains an error, incorrect data. A violation is the fact that the plate is not binding, why the memory of this man decided to immortalize it in this place. In addition, no documents to sign before the Council has not been provided, all of this makes it impossible to recognize him with a plaque”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
Comments from the Committee for culture of St. Petersburg has not yet been reported.
A plaque Mannerheim opened in the center of St. Petersburg on 16 June at the building of the Military engineering-technical University. The ceremony was attended by the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov and Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. The Minister of culture said that the erection of monuments to the heroes of the First world war is an attempt to cope with the tragic split in society.
The Committee for protection of monuments of St. Petersburg announced that he had not agreed to the installation of a memorial plaque, because the building is not a monument
Three days later, on June 19, unknown doused it with red paint. Police conducts checks in fact damage the Board, although statements to law enforcement, according to “Interfax”, has not yet been reported.