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Belarus Unveils Monument To Secret Police


http://gdb.rferl.org/38C6CCCC-A460-4DCC-915A-7FEBE3D41416_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/38C6CCCC-A460-4DCC-915A-7FEBE3D41416_mw800_mh600.jpg The Dzerzhinsky monument in Minsk today (Bymedia.net) May 26, 2006 -- A monument to the founder of the Soviet secret police was unveiled today in the Belarusian capital Minsk.

The monument is an exact copy of a statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky outside the Moscow headquarters of the KGB that pro-democracy crowds tore down in 1991.


The Minsk monument has provoked protests from human rights activists and opposition politicians.


(AP)

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