The reconstruction of the monument to the heroes of the 1905 Revolution in the park on Freedom Square in Nizhny Novgorod caused concern and bewilderment of the city residents. According to the townspeople, what is happening is more like vandalism than the reconstruction of the monument. So, a granite slab, which is lying on a pedestrian walkway, is broken off from the monument. The space inside the memorial is littered with cigarette butts and beer cans.
Vandalism under the guise of repairing monuments has become commonplace in Russia. One of the most famous cases was the destruction of a monument to prominent thinkers and figures in the struggle for the liberation of workers in the Alexander Garden. In addition, the monuments to Lenin, the monuments to Soviet figures, to heroes who died in the Great Patriotic War, have been demolished throughout Russia. At the same time, monuments to tsars, whiteguards, and fascist accomplices are being erected.
In fact, in Russia there is a creeping decommunization process, when without much noise, without loud slogans, under the guise of reconstruction, perestroika, and so on, the memory of the Soviet power is being destroyed. Such behavior of the bourgeois authorities is perfectly understandable: they are afraid of the New Revolution, and therefore it is necessary for them to annihilate the memory of socialism and to discredit it in every way.
Thus, state vandalism will continue, despite the solemn oaths of the authorities. At the same time, monuments to dubious individuals and outright criminals, such as General Krasnov, Admiral Kolchak and Mannerheim, will grow like mushrooms after rain.