30 November, 2009

Lenin Statue Defaced

Protesters in Kiev, Ukraine have splashed red paint on a recently repaired statue of Lenin: Lenin statue vandalized in Kiev (AP)

Its the second time this year that the statue has been defaced; in July, its face was smashed in and an arm pried off. Its also not the only attempt this year to destroy a statue of Lenin; earlier this year, someone attempted to blow up a similar statue in St. Petersburg, giving it a 30 inch hole roughly in the crotch. In the latter case, St. Petersburg authorities declared it an "April Fool's Day prank", but an anonymous letter to a St. Petersburg newspaper claiming responsibility declared otherwise.

Good. Hope it continues.

Lots of other statues in the Ukraine of former Communist leaders are getting similar treatment, according to the BBC.

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