MOSCOW, February 25 – RIA Novosti. The monument to Alexander Nevsky would have been more organic on Lubyanskaya Square, but the final choice is up to Muscovites, said the head of the scientific council of the Center for Current Politics, political scientist Alexei Chesnakov.
Voting on the installation of the monument on Lubyanskaya Square began on Thursday at 10:00 and will last until March 5 at several sites, the short-list includes a monument to Felix Dzerzhinsky and Alexander Nevsky.
“It seems to me that each option has its advantages, there are disadvantages, but I am a supporter of the theory that monuments are erected not to people, but to ideas about a particular era of these people. It seems to me that the monument to Dzerzhinsky corresponded to the time when it was erected And now, it seems to me, the monument to Nevsky would be more organic, given that this year we are celebrating 800 years since his birth, and this is a great Russian saint, and every one of those who taught history remembers the Battle on the Ice and the Battle of the Neva, “- said Chesnakov on the air of” Echo of Moscow “.
He added that the final decision, in any case, rests with the Muscovites. In his opinion, such a vote can be used in Moscow in the future. Voting has begun on the return of Iron Felix to Lubyanskaya Square. It will last until March 5 on the Active Citizen platform. The results of the survey will be sent to the Moscow City Duma and the mayor's office. Writers and journalists spoke out for the restoration of the monument. Opponents suggested replacing him with Alexander Nevsky. “Perhaps this will be a new practice for the Moscow mayor's office, and we will often vote for some changes in the cultural and social environment around us,” Chesnakov believes.