February 06, 2014 18:40
"Such things cannot be joked about" - Human Rights Council head on Brest Fortress in CNN rating
MOSCOW. Feb 6 (Interfax) - Listing the monument to the defenders of the Brest Fortress in the rating of the world's ugliest monuments is a bad joke, head of the Russian Presidential Human Rights Council Mikhail Fedotov said.
"This is an inappropriate joke," Fedotov told Interfax on Wednesday.
The administration of the Brest Hero-Fortress complex said that listing the Courage monument in the rating of the world's ugliest monuments was blasphemy and that it demanded that CNN officially apologize.
"Such things cannot be joked about," Fedotov said.
"As to ugly monuments, there are many of them all around the world. I do not think that Belarus should be the leader. I am not certain. In any case, I have seen many monuments in different countries with no aesthetic value, to put it mildly," Fedotov said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
March 09, 2014
Lawyer for Georgia's former defense minister says his client's bank accounts were seized illegally
EU official calls for strengthening of civil society in Ukraine
Status of Crimea as part of Russia will be determined with regard for opinion of people of Crimea - State Duma
Russia will give 40 billion rubles to support Crimea's industry if it joins Russia - State Duma deputy
Belarusian opposition files request for authorization of rally in Minsk
Dismissed mining company workers come to Tbilisi to ask help from govt
Patriarch Kirill calls to speed up preparations for All-Orthodox Council
Two Dagestani men jailed in Georgia
Right Sector "lustrates" new Lviv region's prosecutor
Trains going between Crimea, Russia will be re-directed to bypass Ukraine
Rosatom fulfills obligations to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine - Merten
CoE Secretary General, Austrian Foreign Minister want to provide Ukraine expert assistance in human rights sector
Ukraine's foreign ministry asks OSCE delegates to launch mission's work in Crimea as soon as possible