: Ukraine readies to topple its biggest Lenin statue
Society18:04 Mar. 15, 2016

Ukraine readies to topple its biggest Lenin statue

20-meter tall statue of Communist leader reportedly may be sold to German buyer

The biggest statue of Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine is getting pulled down.

The 20-meter-tall depiction of the Soviet dictator stands in the center of the southeastern city of Zaporizhia.

It's set to be dismantled over the course of two days. According to local media, the Lenin statue already has buyers in Germany.

Dozens of statues of Communist revolutionary Lenin 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.

The falling of the monuments across the country is being hailed as a symbol of independent Ukraine's push to modernise following the break up of the Soviet Union.

Read also Google Maps replaces Soviet place names in Ukraine

Read also Not Back in the USSR! Beatles star John Lennon gets a street named after him in Ukraine

Lenin statues continue to come down even as Ukraine faces a Russian-backed insurgency in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

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