Penza, July 14, 2011
Interfax – Religion reports, citing representatives from the Penza diocese.
"A part of the Cathedral of the Savior will occupy this part of the square, and its construction is underway," the representative told the agency.
The foundation site will soon be excavated.
The decision to move the monument was taken by the city administration. There are plans to move it to Carl Marx Street.
The world's first monument to Marx was erected in Penza on May 1, 1918, but it crumbled, as it was made of clay. In November 1960, a new monument was erected here—a two-meter bronze bust on a six-meter granite stand.
The cathedral complex will be built on the place of the church built in 1800-1824.