Monday, January 3, 2011

My 8 euros of entrance payment were more useful than usually, I hope.

My note in the Book of replies to the "After-War", Helsingin contemporary art museum Kiasma's installation of Kristina Norman, dedicated to the Tallinn's "Bronze Soldier":

Kristina, thank you for the installation. To tell you the truth, I think that Estonian authorities were absolutely right when they removed the Soviet-era monument from its former place into the special memorial park. Firstly, because it is real symbol of Soviet (and quite bloody!) occupation of Estonia (and not only an anti-Nazi symbol), and secondly because such monument must be (if must...) located at memorial cemetery, but not at the centre of capital of the independent state.
Sincerely, - Alex Moma, Moscow (Russian citizen). 30.12.2010.

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