KGB Founder Statue Won’t Return to Moscow – Lawmakers

RIA Novosti
Sunday 13th October, 2013

MOSCOW, October 13 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow legislators backtracked on claims that they are considering the return to the city’s center of a monument honoring the founder of the Soviet secret police. The city parliament made no plans concerning the return of the statue of Felix “Iron Felix” Dzerzhinsky, legislature speaker Vladimir Platonov said on Ekho Moskvy radio Saturday. City lawmakers have no right to pitch such initiatives anyway and can only rule on their funding, said Platonov, a member of the ruling United Russia party. Fellow city lawmaker Andrei Metelsky said earlier S…

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