Statement of the World Peace Council about the destruction of Marshal Konev's memorial in Prague

Friday, April 10, 2020

The World Peace Council (WPC) strongly condemns the shameful destruction of the memorial of Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Stepanovich Konev, commander of the Red Army which 75 years ago liberated Prague and brought peace. The disgraceful action carried out by the municipality of Prague 6 is an act of revenge and anti-communism and constitutes one more effort to make history forgotten and to re-write history.
It is further provocative to observe that this action was taken in times of the Covid-19 pandemic, where people are asked to stay at home, a fact used in order to avoid mass protests around the memorial. This coward action will not be tolerated by the peace loving and antifascist minded people of Prague and the Czech Republic. Neither do the anti-imperialist peace loving forces in the world accept such actions which we firmly denounce.
The falsification of history and facts cannot and will not prevail!
We express our solidarity and support to the Czech Peace Movement!

WPC Secretariat
9th April 2020