Earlier, on the instruction of Mr. A.I. Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, the investigating authorities of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Novosibirsk Region launched a criminal case, which is currently investigating, into the dismantling of the stele in honor of the 45th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War (clause "b" part 2 of article 243.4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - destruction or damage to military graves, as well as monuments, steles, obelisks, other memorial structures or objects perpetuating the memory of those who died defending the Fatherland or its interests or dedicated to the days of Russia's military glory).
On August 24, 2022, the stele in honor of the 45th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was dismantled in Kalininsky raion of the Novosibirsk city.
The Chairman of the IC of Russia instructed Mr. Zaripov V.B., acting. Head of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Novosibirsk oblast, to detect all the circumstances of the dismantling of the monument and ensure the implementation of a set of measures for its full restoration. The Head of the Department also instructed to report on the interim results of the investigation of the criminal case, the process of which is a subject to control in the Main Investigative Directorate of the Department.