Restore Portal Monument
Title of the Wayspot: Monument of Lenin
City: Simferopol's'kyi district, Crimea
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Additional information: Please restore this portal. If the request for restoration is rejected, I ask you to at least explain the reasons for the rejection and deletion! @NianticGiffard
I suspect the wayspot was removed because it was on company premises. However, it is accessible to multiple players. And not only easily accessible, but also safely accessible. Take a look at the Google Streetview.
Another Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/ayPNdJE1PZhc2PP78
A free area was created especially for this monument where you can safely walk and stand. There are even benches to sit down there! It is absolutely harmless there!
There is even a museum there, which means that even people are encouraged to visit this place! If this place were dangerous or unsuitable, it would hardly be the case!
On the first photo you can see a model replica of the whole area. The rest of the pictures show a trophy cabinet and various notices from the museum.
Someone claimed that Lenin was banned as a symbol of totalitarism in Ukraine, perhaps that is also one of the reasons for the deletion of the wayspot. But that's a lie, you can prove that very quickly: Take a look at the street names in town!
The photo shows the streets of the city of Simferopol. And one of them is "Lenin".
Thank you for reading. I ask that Niantic deals with this issue, so I would like to keep the players out and not influence Niantic in their decision. Because as written, if my application is rejected, I would like to know the reasons for it.
Afaik the point with the laws against Lenin-monuments is difficult here, since the peninsula Krim is occupied by Russia for years now. Russia has the executive authority there, although most other countries don't accept the occupation ..... but nothing happens on multilateral stages.
The occupation of the peninsula started in 2014, while the laws against references of the Sowjet-Union-history came in 2015. So in my oppinion thea are a part of this conflict, somehow a counter to Russian actions. And until this conflict isn't resolved, they shouldnt be used as a pretense to report and appeal portals at unpleasant locations for one of the ING-factions.
In fact, if the laws coud be applied at Krim peninsula, this statue would have been removed or somehow changed, how it happened to a Lenin statue at Odessa in 2015, that was turned into Darth Vader (portal link). But that's also a strange idea .... turn a communist into a fictional space n4zi ..... intresting choice.
So as long as the Simferopol Lenin statue is still at this place, the portal should stay, until the Krim occupation is resolved and there is a clear answer, who has the authority there.
Appeal Accepted - Thanks for the appeal, Trainer. We gave this a second look and after reviewing the additional evidence provided, we've decided to restore the Pokéstop/Gym in question.
Many thanks! Thank you for your promptness!
Thanks alot! Well done!
Hello to all! Please explain where the Wayspot "Monument of Lenin" disappeared again, which was restored in this thread?
on what basis was Wayspot Monument of Lenin removed again???
What is wrong with this portal again, a decision was made on it. Or will we raise this issue again every 3-4 months?
На каком основании удалён портал? Все доказательства о его реальности и доступности предоставлены в этом посте, принято решение о востановление. Верните портал.
The compliance of this portal with the requirements has already been proven once. Nothing has changed since then!
@NianticGiffard As I have now noticed, the Wayspot was removed again, although it was restored by you after the submission of appropriate evidence. I ask again to restore the Wayspot. And I would also like to find out if there is a way to prevent this abusive deletion of existing Wayspots.
Again! Can we just play the game? This wayspot can be seen from the sky, common guys...
Instead of playing a game, we will now write letters on the forum together...or maybe just don't play and sit on the forum and delete portals)))))
Thanks for the follow-up! We have looked into it and decided to restore the Wayspot. Also, we have taken action on the Wayfinder already.
Thanks so much!