Soviet monument “Friendship of Peoples” dismantled in Kyiv

Anna Kholodnova

In Kyiv, under the Arch of Friendship of Peoples, a bronze sculpture of two workers began to be dismantled — it was installed in 1982 "to commemorate the reunification of Ukraine with Russia."

The second sculptural composition depicting the motif of the Pereyaslav Council of 1654 is to be dismantled later. The Arch of Friendship of Peoples will be renamed and illuminated with the colors of the Ukrainian flag in the future, said Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klychko.

  • The sculptural composition embodying the "friendship of peoples" was created for the 60th anniversary of the formation of the USSR and was opened on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917. It has stood in the Park of Khreshchatyk for over 40 years.