Ban'em all: Commies aren't cool: Half of Ukrainians want Soviet ideology banned

17:45 Nov. 17, 2016

Commies aren't cool: Half of Ukrainians want Soviet ideology banned

Ukraine's biggest monument to Lenin at a pro-Ukrainian rally in Kharkiv (AP photo)

Half of them also favour decommunization in the country

Around 48% of the Ukrainians support the ban on the Communist ideology in their country, an opinion poll held by the Rating group shows. 

Also, 41% of the responders said they endorse demolishing all the monuments to the early Soviet-era Communist leader Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine, while 48% of them object to it. 

Moreover, 49% of the Ukrainians also support the campaign of the so-called decommunization in their country, which provides renaming topographic objects named after the Soviet-era leaders. 36% of the supporters think that the decommunization should affect only the objects bearing names of the leaders who committed verified crimes against the Ukrainian people.

15% think claimed that any Soviet-style topographical title must be altered. However, 44% do not support the decommunization. 

Read also Zaporizhia region says 'goodbye' to their last Lenin monument

Besides, 40% of responders claimed the nationalist ideologies must be forbidden as well, the figures show.


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