Last Lenin Statue in Ukraine Falls

Paul Goble

            Staunton, January 28 – The last statue of Lenin on public land in those portions of Ukraine controlled by Kyiv was demolished by unknown persons. It had stood in the village of Staryye Troyany in Odessa Oblast. Its removal brings to the end the so-called “Leninfall” that has been taking place in Ukraine since 1991.

            In 1991, there were an estimated 5500 statues of Lenin in that republic. By the end of 2013, their number had fallen to 2178. Between December 2013 and August 2015, another 778 were taken down, and thus by the end of May 2016, there were fewer than 1000 statues and busts of the founder of the Soviet state (5.ua/ru/rehyoni/v-ukrayne-snesly-poslednyi-pamiatnyk-lenynu-foto-235231.html and trtrussian.com/life/proshaj-sssr-v-ukraine-snesli-poslednij-pamyatnik-leninu-4275138).

            Now, there are none, except in Russian-occupied portions of Ukraine, including both Crimea and the Donbass. And it is perhaps symbolic that the very last one was taken down not at the order of government officials but by an unknown Ukrainian who was expressing his outrage at what Lenin and the Soviets did to his country.

            And this action, following all the others, highlights just how different Ukraine is from Russia where statues of Lenin aren’t being disturbed, monuments to Stalin and Beria are going up, and those to people who resisted the Soviet system are now at risk of being demolished by Russian court order (windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2021/01/a-tale-of-three-statues-in-russia-today.html).

(c) Window on Eurasia

20 comments

  1. “And this action, following all the others, highlights just how different Ukraine is from Russia where statues of Lenin aren’t being disturbed, monuments to Stalin and Beria are going up, and those to people who resisted the Soviet system are now at risk of being demolished by Russian court order ”

    Muscovy worships a guy who killed 50 million Soviets. How brainwashed are these Russians? Imagine Germany erecting statues of those other two mass murderers, Hitler and Himmler, the Kremlin would go into meltdown.

    • This goes to show you that the average Ruskie citizen loves to lick the bottom of the jackboot which is about to kick him in the face.

      • Muscovy are rapidly returning to the Soviet era. Anyone criticising the authorities are labelled an NGO, just as in Stalin’s time. The Kremlin crap is the same as was spouted in Soviet times, we have a glorious past, the future looks bright, nobody ever mentions today.

  2. Good and about time. There really is no need to have statues of a man who is responsible for the Red Terror and the Cheka and who made it possible for the monster Stalin to rise and to cause terror and death across a huge part of the world.

    • A certain World leader has some statues of Adolf Hitler.
      He worships him.
      He had them made with a protruding Penis so he can give them a little suck now and then.
      He even has a Teddy Bear with Hitler’s face to cuddle in bed on those nights when Schoolboys are not available.
      The Teddy Bear has a little Penis too.

      Can you guess which World leader this is?

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