“The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. Under the project, surveillance cameras will be installed not only on the monuments but also at intersections and on front sides of the buildings. By installing cameras, we will be able to tackle vandalism more effectively and save funds spent on repairing the damage done by vandals,” said Ledenev.

“It doesn’t cost much to paint over an obscene word spray-painted on a building but it takes time. When it comes to monuments, expensive restoration work may be required to fix the damage. Cameras will help us ID vandals, fine them and get them to cover the damage,” he concluded.

As was reported earlier, surveillance cameras are to be installed in Feodosiya’s Krasnogvardeysk district to track down street vendors who have no permits.

A thousand surveillance cameras are also scheduled to be installed in Kiev.