The monument to Joseph Stalin in the Georgian town of Telavi, which was solemnly installed there on September 1 near the local memorial in honor the fallen in World War II, will be dismantled on New Year's Eve, on December 31.
The group of defenders of the monument issued a statement of protest and intends to prevent the demolition of the monument. Local authorities explain that the monument would be dismantled because it was installed on illegal grounds. The sculpture was installed by international organization Stalinist and a local union of veterans.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said