Skip to comments.Carl Marx Monument Dismantled in Penza [Russia] to Free Space for Future Cathedral
Posted on 07/14/2011 7:26:50 AM PDT by marshmallow
Penza, July 14, Interfax - Monument to Carl Marx at the Sovetskaya Square in downtown Penza was dismantled as a cathedral will be erected instead of it, the Penza Diocese told Interfax.
"A part of the Savior Cathedral will occupy this part of the square, its construction is underway," the interviewee of the agency said.
A foundation pit for the church building will soon be excavated.
The decision to move the monument was taken by the city administration. It was planned to transfer it to Carl Marx Street.
World's first monument to Marx was set up in Penza on May 1, 1918, but it broke down as it was made of clay. In November 1960, a new monument was erected here: it was a two-meter bronze bust on a six-meter granite stand.
The cathedral complex will be built on the place of the church built in 1800-1824 and blown up in 1934.
That ought to be funny, but this guy is just so creepy that it might actually happen.
In the 1918-38 period, Communists destroyed 53,500 of 54,000 churches i.e. only 500 (1%) remained. Clergy was exterminated.
American bankers bankrolled Communist takeover of Russia. Without them, this mayhem would not happen. This sordid history lesson is a dire warning to Americans what might befel America.