In Ukraine, almost one billion hryvnias were spent on the repair and construction of monuments

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In Ukraine, over the past six years, almost a billion hryvnias have been spent on purchases related to monuments at Prozorro.

About this reports the project DOZORRO Transparency International Ukraine.

Most of the money went for parks and memorial squares — 500 million hryvnias. The most expensive project was the plan for the reconstruction of the square on the street. Maksym Kryvonos in Lviv, within which a memorial monument with a public space was erected to honor the memory of the heroes of the "Heavenly Hundred" with a total cost of 18 million hryvnias. 

Photo: Dozorro, the square on the street. Maxim Kryvonos in Lviv

Almost UAH 490 million was spent on the repair and reconstruction of already installed monuments. Monuments dedicated to the events of the Second World War and Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko were most often remoted.

So, in 2018, almost UAH 350 was spent in Sviatohirsk on the restoration of the 22-meter Constructivist monument in honor of the Bolshevik Fyodor Sergeev, known by the nickname "Artem".

Photo: Open springs, monument "Artem" in Sviatohirsk

On the new monuments spent UAH 51 million. For the most part, new ones were installed to honor the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, ATO and other defenders. Signs dedicated to the victims of the Holodomor, the liquidators of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the victims of this disaster, Afghans or internationalist soldiers were also often arranged.

In 2017, a monument to the poet Olena Teliza was erected in Babyny Yar at the place of her execution for 3,6 million hryvnias. The sculptural composition in the form of a figure of Olena Teliga with a book and two granite stelae with a hole and slits forming a cross was made by sculptors Oleksandr Ruban and Viktor Lypovka.

Photo: Open springs, monument to Elena Teliza in Babin Yar, Kyiv

The least money was spent on the installation of memorial plaques — 866 yew. UAH. The most expensive commemorative plaque made of bronze, which was attached to the facade of the administrative building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 2017, cost 143 thousand hryvnias. 

Image: Transparency International Ukraine

"The further from the beginning of decommunization, the more often communities chose green zones as a tool for memorialization and moved away from arranging exclusively vertical elements. Such solutions were more characteristic of regional centers and large cities in the regions", — says Daryna Synytska, journalist of the DOZORRO TI Ukraine project. 


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