Decommunization in progress: Zaporizhia region says 'goodbye' to their last Lenin monument
Politics17:43 Nov. 7, 2016

Zaporizhia region says 'goodbye' to their last Lenin monument

Despite the decommunization law, it somehow survived up until now

The last monument to the Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in Zaporizhia region was finally pulled down. According to activists, this Lenin "was hiding" in the village of Novoselivka.

A demolition crew arrived at the monument late at night, tied a rope around it and easily tugged it down.

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The local authorities didn't call the police. On the contrary, they now have to explain why the monument hadn't been dismantled under the law on decommunization.

Hundreds of Communist statues have been toppled in Ukraine since 2013. The first demolitions coincided with the pro-EU Maidan protests against the government of Moscow-backed former President Viktor Yanukovych.

Read also Kyiv unveils art installation on pedestal of former Lenin statue (photos)

Last year, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a number of law, which bans communist and Nazi regime symbols and propaganda.

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