Moscow’s Mayor Luzhkov is (the London Independent reports) threatening to litter Moscow with yet more unwanted statuary. If this latest effort is anything like the monstrosities in the Manezh shopping complex or the Peter the Great (which reputedly began life as a statue of Christopher Columbus) it will be something to avoid. More seriously, Luzhkov is also the man who wants to return the old statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the Cheka, to its old place of honour outside the Lubianka. That’s another misguided project. ‘Iron Felix’ belongs in a smelter.