In St. Petersburg unidentified vandals have once again profaned a monument to victims of political repressions - the Solovki Stone – set up in the Troitsky Square.
Now their inscriptions have been painted over, however patches have remained on the stone. Ombudsman Alexander Shishlov has suggested installing surveillance cameras by the stone.
Alexander Shishlov addressed the governor Georgy Poltavchenko with an appeal to restore the Solovki Stone and to develop measures for protection of the memorial from vandals’ possible attempts. The ombudsman also asked the chief of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia across Petersburg Sergey Umnov to arrange a check-up and to make the decision of taking legal steps against vandalism (Article 214 of the Criminal Code of Russian Federation).
Author: Vera Ivanova