Survived statues of Lenin in Ukraine. Unique photos.
During EuroMaidan lots of monuments to Vladimir Lenin were destroyed; that began after the dismantling of the monument in Bessarabskaya Square in Kiev. During the times of the Soviet Union over 5,500 monuments were installed in Ukraine.
On April 9, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada legalized the demolition process and, in the framework of the “decommunization package” in particular, ordered to dismantle all monuments to communist leaders.
According to the Institute of National Memory, 1320 monuments to Vladimir Lenin were dismantled in Ukraine in 2016. Now there is almost no Lenin monuments left in Ukraine.
We collected photos of the few preserved monuments to Vladimir Lenin, albeit they are now in a very specific state.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich, is the largest Russian and Soviet political leader, one of the organizers and leaders of the October Revolution of 1917 when the monarchy was defeated. He is the founder of the Communist Party, the founder of the first socialist state, one of the leaders of the international communist movement.
It was thanks to this man that the Soviet Union was created; Ukraine was a member of this union for 72 years.
At the end of last year, the National Institute of National Memory reported that there were no monuments to Lenin in the cities and large settlements of Ukraine, admitting that they could have been preserved somewhere in the countryside.