Smolninsky district court of St.-Petersburg on Tuesday rejected an administrative claim to the city government with the requirement to dismantle a memorial plaque to Karl Mannerheim, reports TASS.
Earlier in the debate the representative of the government of St. Petersburg asked the court to refuse satisfaction of the claim.
At the court session on Tuesday, the court dismissed the petitions of the claimant about the involvement of the Committee for culture of the city government as the second defendant in the suit and also call for questioning the Minister of culture, Vladimir Medinsky, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Govorunova who participated in the opening ceremony of a memorial plaque.
Against the city government to invalidate Board mounting Mannerheim and its dismantling was approached by a resident of St. Petersburg Pavel Kuznetsov, demanding to provide documents on the basis of which the Board was installed.
Plaque in honor of the commander of the Finnish army Carl Mannerheim on the facade of the Military Academy of logistics in St. Petersburg was established in June of 2016. The installation of the Board caused a wide public resonance. Several times the Board was doused with paint.