A worker covers the statue of Soviet general Ivan Konev after it was removed from its platform in Prague. Photo: Reuters

Prague mayor under protection after reports of Russian plot to poison him over statue controversy

  • Local media reports said Russian agent had entered Czech city with ricin, a biological weapon
  • Zdenek Hrib clashed with Moscow because he oversaw removal of Soviet war hero’s statue, which Russian diplomats called an ‘unfriendly’ act of ‘vandalism’
Topic |   Russia
A worker covers the statue of Soviet general Ivan Konev after it was removed from its platform in Prague. Photo: Reuters
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