In recent days, monuments to the Ukrainian poet have turned into spontaneous memorials where Russians express their grief over the victims of a missile strike in the city of Dnipro on January 14. People in Moscow and other cities bring flowers and toys to her monuments and other places related to Ukrainian culture.
“This is a mass hysteria with idols of Nazism. The only question is: what are these idols doing in our capital?! Tear them down and the problem will be solved," said State Duma member Andrei Gurulev.
According to Gurulev, Lesya Ukrainka is "a real foreign agent.” Instead of her, monuments honoring fighters of Prigozhin and Kadyrov, or Prigozhin himself, should be erected.
"She was born and lived in the Russian Empire and treated Russia, to put it bluntly, badly. The law doesn’t say that a foreign agent has to be alive." Gurulev said.
According to the law, a person who receives support from abroad or is under foreign influence and is engaged in political activities in Russia can be proclaimed a foreign agent. Whether, in today's reality, the law can be extended to dead persons is yet to be seen.