Statue of Soviet general daubed with red dates in Prague

A statue of the Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague was daubed with the dates of 1956, 1961, 1968 and 2017 in red paint, the police reported Thursday.

It is the latest of a number of incidents surrounding the controversial statue of the general who led the Soviet move on Prague at the end of WWII.

In the past, residents of the Prague district have called for the statue to be removed.

After being present on several fronts in WWII, Konev was involved in the suppression of the Hungarian uprising in 1956 and was also present in Berlin for the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. 1968 is the date of the Soviet led invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Author: Chris Johnstone