After RuSSists brutally invaded Ukraine, the demolition of the Soviet monuments still remaining here gained momentum.
It is either local community`s initiative or quite individual one.
Check this one - on the news of the invasion, an enraged citizen used his bulldozer to pull down the monument to the Victorious Red Army in Koszalin.
The Monument to the Victorious Soviet Army, unveiled in 1954, was the first monument erected after the war in Koszalin (West Pomeranian Voivodeship). It showed a Soviet soldier in full gear with a girl hugging him, a dove in her hand, as a symbol of peace.
The monument was made of sandstone and stood on a pedestal on the then Victory Square (today's Freedom Square) in front of the former Provincial Office. In 1998, it was demolished, and on March 3, 2001, it was erected in a new place, at the Municipal Cemetery.
After the monument was erected in the cemetery, a plaque with the inscription from the original pedestal was placed on the new pedestal: "The victorious Soviet Army, the liberator of the eternally Polish land of Koszalin in the tenth anniversary of the Polish People's Republic. Society of the City of Koszalin".