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Soviet Marshal's Statue Reveals Monumental Rift In Czech Society


Soviet Marshal's Statue Reveals Monumental Rift In Czech Society
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In the Czech capital, Prague, a monument to wartime Soviet commander Ivan Stepanovich Konev is the target of a heated debate. Residents have covered the statue with graffiti and splattered it with paint, while others lay flowers at the marshal's feet. According to one historian, the dispute over Konev's historical role points to deep divisions in contemporary politics.

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