In the center of Kyiv on December 9, utilities began dismantling the monument to Soviet figure Mykola Shchors. Before that, the monument was removed from its protection status.

To dismantle the complex structure, it is possible to temporarily partially block traffic on Taras Shevchenko Boulevard. In the future, the monument will be kept in the State Aviation Museum of Ukraine. O. K. Antonova.

Monument to Mykola Shchors in Kyiv / Photo:

Watch the online broadcast of the dismantling of the monument to Shchors on the TSN Youtube channel.

On November 10, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to remove monuments to the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, the commander of the Bolsheviks Nikolai Shchors, as well as other Russian and Soviet figures from the State Register of Immovable Monuments of Cultural Heritage of National Importance.

Dismantling of the monument to the Soviet figure Mykola Shchors / Photo: Breakfast with 1+1

In the summer of 2022, the Verkhovna Rada began drafting and adopting the so-called decolonization law. It is called the law "On the Condemnation and Prohibition of Propaganda of Russian Imperial Policy in Ukraine and the Decolonization of Toponymy." The President signed it in April this year.

The monument to Mykola Shchors stood on Shevchenko Boulevard in Kyiv, at the intersection with Petliura Street. Shchors was an anti-Ukrainian activist who fought against Ukrainian statehood.

Who is Mykola Shchors

Mykola Shchors was one of the military commanders of the Bolsheviks during the Soviet-Ukrainian war. He was a member of the Ukrainian Red Guard insurgent formations.

Shchors was born in the Chernihiv region in 1895. Over time, he began to serve the Bolsheviks.

Mykola Shchors / Photo:

He fought against the Ukrainian national liberation movement of 1918-1919. In 1918, Mykola Shchors was the military commandant of Kyiv when the Bolsheviks robbed and killed the townspeople.

Mykola Shchors died on August 30, 1919 in a battle in the Zhytomyr region.

Russian propaganda used the image of Shchors as a fighter for Soviet Ukraine. That is why little is known about a significant part of his life, and his death is shrouded in myths. The monument to Shchors is a symbol of the Soviet occupation of Ukraine.

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