“I expect our city council to move forward in July-August and the process will be positive, constructive ... and respecting all parties involved in this issue, respecting our history,” he told RIA Novosti.

At the same time, the manager of the city, John Leach, expressed the opinion that there are no dates for certain actions.

“The only thing that happened was a short 30-minute quiet protest, during which the protesters asked to remove the statue and which began before the meeting of the city council on June 23. Nothing else happened, ”he said.

Earlier, the Coordination Council of the organizations of Russian compatriots in the USA (KSORS) drew up a petition against the demolition of the Baranov monument in Sitka, for which some residents supported.