The monument to Catherine II from the center of Odesa will be handed over to the art museum after the dismantling procedure, the Odesa City Council reports.
"Today, in accordance with the decision of the Odesa City Council, the dismantling of the figures of the "Founders of Odesa", popularly known as the monument to Catherine II, has begun. This monument will be transferred to the art museum in accordance with the decision of the session. She, as well as 4 figures that are monuments "by means of national importance," said a representative of the city council in a video message published in a telegram.
According to him, in this way, Odesa "begins a difficult and long, but necessary process of rethinking its own history and freeing itself from Soviet and imperial myths."