The court of Odessa prohibited the demolition of the monument to Catherine II
Odessa administrative court of appeal did not allow the radicals demolition of a monument to Russian Empress Catherine II, thereby leaving in force the seaside court Decision that rejected the first of such a requirement.
To remove the monument from Ekaterininskaya square asked in a persistent form the Union of public organizations "Association of Cossack societies "Sich" and the only women in the city. The litigation lasted almost 3 years, informs news Agency referring to the magazine " Duma ". The monument to the founder of Odessa Catherine and her companions, was erected in 1900, but was demolished by the Bolsheviks in 1920. The decision of the authorities of Odessa to restore it in 2007 acquired political resonance - Ukrainian nationalists and former at that time, President Viktor Yushchenko opposed. In their vision, Catherine II was dissolved Zaporizhian Sich and, being " the capital of the Queen ", was " the executioner of the Ukrainian people ". The opening ceremony of the monument was accompanied by street riots, which gave the activists of the nationalist party Svoboda, the Ukrainian people's party, the Congress of Ukrainian nationalists recognized in Russia as extremist and banned all-Ukrainian Union " Trident ". They entered into a scuffle with became the protection of the monument Odessa, police and soldiers riot " Berkut ". Rebuffed, the radicals tried to achieve its demolition in court.