Red Army soldier statue returns to Brno central square

A bronze statue representing a soldier of the Red Army returned to Brno’s central Moravské náměstí square on Wednesday, after months of renovation. The statue, erected in 1955 in homage to Soviet troops which liberated the city at the end of WWII, caused controversy in 1993 when communist symbols along with Stalin’s military order were removed from the pedestal.

Author: Jan Richter