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Ukraine Removes 1,320 Vladimir Lenin Statues, 1,000 Soviet Monuments: Report

Armed pro-Russian militants guard a check-point on which is placed a bust of Lenin in the village of Semenovka, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, on May 22, 2014. Separatist rebels killed at least nine Ukrainian soldiers in the restive east on May 22, dealing a heavy blow to the beleaguered government just three days before a crunch presidential poll. AFP PHOTO/ VIKTOR DRACHEV        (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)
Armed pro-Russian militants guard a check-point on which is placed a bust of Lenin in the village of Semenovka, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, on May 22, 2014. Separatist rebels killed at least nine Ukrainian soldiers in the restive east on May 22, dealing a heavy blow to the beleaguered government just three days before a crunch presidential poll. AFP PHOTO/ VIKTOR DRACHEV (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine has removed all 1,320 statues of Vladimir Lenin, the first Soviet dictator, following a government campaign to remove its Soviet-era symbols. In every village,...




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