Monumental differences: Prague, Moscow trade barbs over World War Two

May 13, 2020 view of the former Marshal Konev monument with it statue removed. The sprayed text on the wooden structure reads “Koněv = vrah” which translates as “Konev = assassin” Photo by Filip Noubel, used with permission The buildup to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two, marked earlier this month, has exacerbated a longstanding row about how contested historical figures should be perceived in both the Czech Republic and Russia. In Prague, one of those figures — a controversial Soviet Marshal — was abruptly removed…

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