Vilnius mayor happy to trade Green Bridge statues for 16-century Lithuanian Statute
Thursday, July 30, 2015
There will be more clarity about the fate of the Soviet statues which were recently removed from the Green Bridge of Vilnius in autumn, says Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius, adding that he has already received six official requests to take the statues.
Eight years ago, the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn, a memorial for WWII Soviet soldiers, was relocated from the city centre, which led to controversy and riots, also known as the Bronze night. Some were expecting similar reactions to removal of the so-called Green Bridge statues in Vilnius. But when they were taken down last week, there were no conflicts or provocations. How come?