Lenin Statue Toppled in Ukraine in Ongoing Vandalism Wave

RIA Novosti
Saturday 4th January, 2014

KIEV – A statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin was knocked to the ground in southern Ukraine, regional police said Saturday, in what appears to be a continuation of an ongoing string of vandalism attacks on monuments to the Soviet leader. The statue broke in two when it was toppled over Friday night by unknown vandals, police in the Andreyevo-Ivanovo village in Ukraine’s southern Odessa region said, adding that they had been tipped off to the crime by a local city council member. Damaging or destroying historical or cultural monuments is punishable by two to five …

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