Marshall Konev led the Red Army forces that liberated large parts of Czechoslovakia from the Nazi occupation in 1945. His monument, unveiled in the Prague 6 district in 1980, has been a source of controversy.
Russia vehemently protested when an explanatory text about Konev's role in crushing the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Hungary and preparing the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia was attached to his monument last year.
After it was targeted by vandals, Prague 6 representatives agreed Thursday to remove it, a move that has been criticized by Russia and pro-Russian Czech president Milos Zeman.
Konev should be replaced by a new monument.
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