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Author`s name Michael Simpson

In honor of KGB

When autumn begins, political life in the country traditionally gets busy, however, no significant events have happened yet this autumn. But deputies decided to grasped at trivial problems: they cracked down on beer advertising and began discussions of which monument should stand in Lubyanka Square (this is the place in Moscow where former KGB building stands).

Deputy chairman of Russia’s Liberal-democratic party (LDPR) faction in the Duma, Alexey Mitrofanov suggested an initiative that a monument to former KGB Chairman Yury Andropov should be set up in Lubyanka Square.


In Mitrofanov’s words, “Yury Andropov isn’t such a contradictory figure as Felix Dzerzhinsky, a monument to whom used to stand in the square in the Soviet era.” The deputy says, the KGB chairman Andropov used to enjoy great authority in the USSR and abroad. And added at that, it was during his office in the Committee that majority of today’s authority started a successful career.


However, Duma deputies declined the suggestion to include the problem of setting up a monument to Andropov in Lubyanka square in today’s agenda. Only 23 deputies supported Mitrofanov’s initiative.


Any reasonable man understands what deputy Mitrofanov implied when he mentioned today’s officials who started their career under Andropov in KGB, his words are directly associated with President Putin. And the initiative itself sounds like a suggestion: Let’s not waste time on trifles and already set up a monument to Putin.


From time to time, political cataclysms occur in Russia in October instead of August (it is perfectly known that several cataclysms tragic for Russia occurred in August). It is not ruled out that disputes about the monument removed from Lubyanka square long ago betoken hot events in October.


Yelena Kiseleva

PRAVDA.Ru