February 27, 2014

Ukraine Commits Lenin Statue-Cide

Stephen Mulvey, BBC News

The Associated Press

First it was statues of the tsars that were toppled, and replaced with Soviet demi-gods. Kiev lost four tsars and a prime minister (Pyotr Stolypin). Then, at the dawn of Ukrainian independence in 1991, most of the major Lenin statues came down, including a monolithic monument to Great October (ie, the 1917 Revolution) in what is now the Maidan.

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