So, there's more to this....of course.
This could be coincidental, but the statue was taken down on the 3. of April. On the 7. of April, Putin signed into law a decree criminalising destruction or defacement of Russian military/war memorials and graves in foreign countries, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
On the 10. of April, Russia started a criminal probe into the statue's removal.
I kid you not.
One of the council members under threat is the magistrate of Prague 6 (Pirate Party), and one of the others has been secreted away under police guard, though all three are under police protection.
The statue is in storage.
Fyi, Konev led the Warsaw Pact suppression of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, or whatever year it was and was also involved in the suppression of the Prague Spring.
So, anyway, why his statue was still there in 2020 is the real subject for criminal investigation.
What Czechia does is none of Russia's business. They did enough damage there for 45 years. Eff 'em to hell.
Yeah, legit ruined the psyche and souls of millions of people, set the country back by decades in terms of development (which has since been caught up to quite handily), and ruined the hopes and dreams of multiple generations of people...never mind the murders of innocents.
On the other hand, those dickheads are the reason I grew up this damn close to Georgian Bay, so not all bad, I guess.