(Radio Free Europe) Russia has threatened Poland with "most serious consequences" for pulling down a monument to a Soviet World War II general.
The removal of the memorial to General Ivan Chernyakhovsky began on September 17 in the northern town of Pieniezno, where the general died of wounds in 1945.
Local authorities argue he symbolizes the foisting of communism on Poland.
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For Russia, Chernyakhovsky is a national hero.