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Belarus Unveils Monument To Secret Police --> The Dzerzhinsky monument in Minsk today ( 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.


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