To understand what exactly is behind the phrase about "changing the location", it suffices to turn to similar situations of a very recent past. Thus, during the past year in Poland, vandals or city services, at the behest of local authorities, destroyed Soviet monuments or uprooted from pedestals at least 6 times. More than two dozen times committed the abuse of the graves of Soviet soldiers who died during the liberation of Poland from the Nazis.
In none of the six cases mentioned, monuments, obelisks, memorial plates were returned to their former place or exhibited in any memorial museum telling about stories Poland. New sites for monuments of the Soviet era are usually warehouses or cellars in which the Poles, apparently, are trying to bury their own history. One of the most recent examples is the decision of the Polish authorities of Penenzhno to dismantle the monument to General Ivan Chernyakhovsky, not without military efforts of which the town of Melzak in East Prussia after the end of the war turned into that same Polish Penenzhno. And the head of Penenzhno Kazimierz Keido, apparently, decided that he had the right to decide on the elimination of the monuments to those people without whose exploits and his own appearance would have been under a big question mark ...
The Russian Foreign Ministry sent a statement to the Polish colleagues with a call to stop the destruction of monuments to soldiers-liberators. From the statement:
We demand from the leadership of Poland to stop the destruction of Soviet monuments.
Having dismantled the monument, the Polish side thus once again grossly violated the provisions of the fundamental bilateral documents, namely the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Poland on friendly and good neighborly cooperation 22 in May 1992 of the year; Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Poland on cooperation in the field of culture, science and education of 25 August 1993; Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Poland on the places of memory of victims of wars and repressions of February 22 1994.
The answer from the Polish authorities came quickly enough. Moreover, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, Ms. Pelczyńska Nalench, responded. Her words are the news agency Interfax:
We believe that the agreement that exists between Poland and Russia relates to cemeteries and burial sites. So-called symbolic monuments, where no one is buried, are under the jurisdiction of local authorities and can be dismantled in accordance with certain procedures. Such monuments are not protected by international agreements, including bilateral agreements between Poland and Russia.
You can, of course, continue to cite the words of Russian and Polish diplomats, in which some “express concerns” and others don’t express any “concerns” in connection with what happened, but just what it is ... By and large, everything is clear . The country, which in recent years has been calling Russia just as a follower of the Soviet Union that has invaded Poland, a country that calls on Western puppeteers to continue the militarization of the EU’s eastern borders and maintaining a center of constant tension in the Donbass, by all canons is not just potential, but there is a real opponent of the Russian Federation. Of course, we can say that not all Poles are ready to support the ideas of the West-Russian Xenophox pupils of the West who supported the power, and that there are, for example, Polish bikers who helped complete the single motor race in honor of the 80 anniversary of the Victory. But it seems
a) that the Polish biker and their associates in terms of willingness to live with Russia in good neighborhood is a rare exception to the big Polish rule (there is no news that any of the Polish public organizations not only condemned the actions of the authorities in Penzhenzhno or Mielec, but and made efforts to return historical monuments),
b) that the Polish authorities simply deliberately “feed” Russia with a demonstration of their own permissiveness against the background of constant anti-Russian provocative steps.
They say that they piled Soviet monuments, we bring them down now and we will continue to fell, and you look and cackle something about your concerns ...
The most interesting thing is that it did not start on November 29, when the monument was piled up in the city of Mielec and not even on the day of the dismantling of the Chernyakhovsky memorial in Melzac (Penezhno). This provocative campaign for more than two decades. As soon as the Polish elites realized that they could earn money on Russophobia (including political approval points by local radicals and overseas sponsors), so the process went. And, there is a feeling, the process will not just continue, it will grow. Today, monuments and obelisks to Soviet soldiers, tomorrow - the graves, the day after tomorrow - satanic dances at the already looted cemeteries. This policy of state vandalism will be continued for the simple reason that besides the “serious concerns” of the Foreign Ministry, we (Russia), unfortunately, do not take any measures to make the presumptuous Russophobes pro-Western bureaucrats from among the Polish authorities call to account. The rhetoric in the style of "this is the internal affair of Poland" just the same and allows the Polish "elites" to continue to defecate the descendants of those who, more than 70 years ago, liberated Polish territory from Nazi barbarism. Apparently, the lesson was not ...
Of course, I don’t want to be like the Polish state vandals, for whom what about people who regain their sovereignty after the Nazi occupation does not seem inviolable. I do not want to say that the local authorities in the Smolensk region in such a situation should attend to the issue of the expediency of finding a well-known memorial in the Katyn forest, including an obelisk in memory of the deceased Polish Russophobe President Kaczynski. I would like to be above all this ... But only the whole trouble is that the Polish power camarilla perceives this not at all as decency, but only as a Russian weakness with all the ensuing consequences.
If a mischievous neighbor cat, excuse me, pokes at the door in the stairwell, and its owners arrogantly declare that there is no such law that says that it is impossible to spoil the cat at the door, then such a cat, and such owners are punished. Nothing radical, just the law of life ...