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I don’t know why they do it, but Lenin must be spinning in his grave

Vladimir Lenin dressed in Ukraine's national football team uniform

There have appeared photographs of monument to Vladimir Lenin dressed in Ukraine’s national football team uniform. This leader of proletariat stands in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine.   This is actually not the first time when Lenin monument gets dressed here. Last year this iron man was dressed in vyshyvanka. Few attempts to destroy the monument within decomunization […]

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Decommunization in Ukraine – shake off the past

Decommunization in Ukraine – shake off the past

For a long period of time Ukraine has been trying to get read of its totalitarian past. The wave of Decommunization began in Western Ukraine and moved across country to Eastern Ukraine. From late XX century Decommunization included: Renaming settlements with communist names ‘Leninopad’ – toppling of monuments to Vladimir Lenin across the country. Starting […]

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The biggest Ukrainian monument to Vladimir Lenin destroyed yesterday

The biggest Ukrainian monument to Vladimir Lenin destroyed yesterday

September 29, 2014 ‘There is a sign – where there is no Lenin, there is no war’ Advisor to Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko wrote in his Facebook that because of demolition of Lenin’s monument in the city of Kharkiv ‘albeit with a delay of 23 years, justice reigned’. On Sunday, September 28 the demolition of […]

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