The Soviet coat of arms will be removed from the Motherland monument in Kyiv in 2023. This was announced by the Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko.
According to him, next year the coat of arms on the shield of the 102-meter monument, erected more than 40 years ago, will be replaced with a Ukrainian trident. And before the end of December 2022, it is necessary to carry out preparatory work.
“I think by the end of this year we will be able to carry out technical and design work, we have enough resources for this. And the dismantling itself will begin next year, ”quotes Alexander Tkachenko. TASS.
Earlier, 85% of Ukrainians voted for the change of coat of arms. The survey was initiated by the Ministry of Culture of the country and was aimed at collecting the opinions of citizens for “rethinking and technical change” of the monument.