Poland removes 4 communist-era Red Army monuments


              Workers dismantle a Red Army monument today, Thursday, 27 October 2022, in Glubczyce, Poland. Poland on Thursday dismantled four communist-era monuments to Red Army soldiers in a renewed drive to remove symbols of Moscow’s post-World War II domination and to stress its condemnation of Moscow’s current war on neighbouring Ukraine. Workers used drills and heavy equipment to destroy the 1945 monuments at four different locations across Poland. Most of them were in the form of concrete obelisks dedicated to Red Army soldiers who fell while fighting to defeat Nazi German troops. (Mikołaj Bujak/IPN via AP)
            
              Karol Nawrocki, head of the state Institute of National Remembrance, speaks in Glubczyce, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Poland on Thursday dismantled four communist-era monuments to Red Army soldiers in a renewed drive to remove symbols of Moscow’s post-World War II domination and to stress its condemnation of Moscow’s current war on neighbouring Ukraine. Workers used drills and heavy equipment to destroy the 1945 monuments at four different locations across Poland. Most of them were in the form of concrete obelisks dedicated to Red Army soldiers who fell while fighting to defeat Nazi German troops. (Mikołaj Bujak/IPN via AP)
            
              Workers carry pieces of a dismantled Red Army monument in Glubczyce, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Poland on Thursday dismantled four communist-era monuments to Red Army soldiers in a renewed drive to remove symbols of Moscow’s post-World War II domination and to stress its condemnation of Moscow’s current war on neighbouring Ukraine. Workers used drills and heavy equipment to destroy the 1945 monuments at four different locations across Poland. Most of them were in the form of concrete obelisks dedicated to Red Army soldiers who fell while fighting to defeat Nazi German troops. (Mikołaj Bujak/IPN via AP)
            
              A dismantled a Red Army monument in Glubczyce, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Poland on Thursday dismantled four communist-era monuments to Red Army soldiers in a renewed drive to remove symbols of Moscow’s post-World War II domination and to stress its condemnation of Moscow’s current war on neighbouring Ukraine. Workers used drills and heavy equipment to destroy the 1945 monuments at four different locations across Poland. Most of them were in the form of concrete obelisks dedicated to Red Army soldiers who fell while fighting to defeat Nazi German troops. (Mikołaj Bujak/IPN via AP)
Poland removes 4 communist-era Red Army monuments