27 June 2010, 09:02

Anti-Soviet monument irks Russia

Anti-Soviet monument irks Russia

A monument commemorating victims of the so-called “Soviet occupation” was unveiled in the Moldovan capital Chisinau on

A monument commemorating victims of the so-called “Soviet occupation” was unveiled in the Moldovan capital Chisinau on Sunday, three days after Acting President Mihai Ghimpu inked a decree declaring June 28 as the Day of Soviet Occupation and Commemoration of the Victims of the Communist Totalitarian Regime.

Some members of Mr. Ghimpu’s For European Integration coalition were quick to dismiss the June 24 decree as “unconstitutional”.  

Russia has angrily denounced the controversial decree.

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