: Kyiv war memorial in Moscow deliberately left without flowers

14:22 May. 3, 2016

Kyiv war memorial in Moscow deliberately left without flowers

Kyiv pedestal at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia. Tuesday, May 3rd. (Facebook photo)

City officials take away bouquets brought in by people 

The pedestal for the hero city of Kyiv at the Unknown Soldier memorial in Moscow's Alexandrovski Garden remains without traditional flower bouquets.

Facebook users already uploaded the picture showing their resentment towards Moscow officials. Some people brought flowers and laid them near the Kyiv monument, though in a while bouquets disappeared.

Ukraine, Internet users claim, is supposed to be punished in this manner, since the country's official foreign policy does not correspond with Kremlin's interests.

Read also Pro-Kremlin supporters attack Ukraine's embassy in Moscow

On the contrary, the Odesa pedestal is covered with flowers and banners with Soviet symbols, supposedly due to the recent bloodshed anniversary.

Read also Odesa gets rid of Soviet symbolism

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a war memorial, dedicated to the Soviet soldiers killed during World War II. It was built in 1966, the pedestal alley features capsules with earth brought from hero cities, among them Ukrainian Kyiv, Odesa, Kerch, and Sevastopil.

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