In Novosibirsk the man tried to smash the axe monument to Nicholas II

© Photo : Nikita Devadanappatti Emperor Nicholas II and Tsesarevich Alexey in Novosibirsk. Archive photoIn Novosibirsk the man tried to smash the axe monument to Nicholas II© Photo : Nikita Davydenko

A resident of Novosibirsk in the night of Tuesday tried an ax to break established a little over two weeks ago, the monument to Emperor Nicholas II and Tsesarevich Alexei, told RIA news representative of the press service of the interior Ministry in the region.

The police explained that night, the crew of private security have noticed at the monument man with a ladder, which the ax was struck at the monument. Having seen the guards, he tried to escape but was detained.

«The arrested man was a resident of Novosibirsk born in 1985. Until he explained the reasons for his action, but currently the audit they are clarified,» — said the Agency interlocutor. Also set the damage.

Judging by appearing in social networks the photos, the man managed to damage part of the sculpture of crown Prince Alexei, namely the head.

Monument to Emperor Nicholas II and Tsesarevich Alexei opened on 16 July in Novosibirsk at the Cathedral named after Alexander Nevsky. In the Archdiocese noted that the monument to Nicholas II it was decided to build «pursuant to the recommendation of the Holy Synod». At the initiative of Novosibirsk was established the organizing Committee and announced the collection of funds for the construction of the monument. Novosibirsk to 1926 was called Novo-Nikolaevsk.

In April, commenting on statements in the media information about the plans for the installation in the city of monument to Emperor Nicholas II, the mayor of Novosibirsk Anatoly Lokot said that he did not know about this, in a city administration with this initiative, no one asked. Then he said that if the monument will be installed on the territory of the ROC.