Survived statues of Lenin in Ukraine. Unique photos. – Kiev Private Tours
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Lenin in Kiev
24 Jul

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.

Darth Vader

In Odessa, alabaster statue of Lenin was remade into monument to Darth Vader, the hero of fantastic epic film Star Wars by George Lucas.


Taras Shevchenko monument

In one of the field camps participants of the antiterrorist operation in the Luhansk region remade the statue of Lenin into monument to Taras Shevchenko.


Lenin monument

In Cherkasy hunters demonstrated rather creative approach – in this city Lenin became a hunter with a gun.


The biggest statue of Lenin

The biggest monument to Lenin in Ukraine, located in Zaporozhye has many times been dressed in various costumes – he was seen to be wearing a T-shirt of the national team, traditional embroidered shirt and other outfit. However, in the end it was also demolished.


Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

This is a unique for Ukraine monument to Lenin – it has not yet been demolished. The secret of its survival is that it is in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Tours to Chernobyl – here.

Kate Dobromishev

Tour Guide in Guide me UA / English language / Private Tours in Kyiv

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