The Russian military stole a monument to Prince Grigory Potemkin and his remains from the St. Catherine's Church in Kherson. This was announced by the head of the occupation administration of the city Vladimir Saldo.
According to him, cultural objects were taken to the left bank of the Kherson region. Together with the monument to Potemkin and his remains, the military in Kherson stole monuments to Alexander Suvorov, Fyodor Ushakov and Vasily Margelov.
Earlier, RIA Novosti Krym wrote that the monuments to Suvorov and Ushakov were taken away “in order to preserve unique works of art from shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.” Shortly before this, the editor-in-chief of the Russian Forward portal, Sergei Grigorov, called for the evacuation of them, as well as museum exhibits and the most valuable books.
Potemkin - the founder of Kherson, who died on October 5, 1791 on the way from Iasi to Nikolaev. On November 23, his embalmed body was buried in the Catherine's Cathedral in Kherson.