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What the West can learn from Ukraine’s treatment of Soviet monuments

There’s no single way to deal with statues from a painful past

KYIV — Before Ukraine declared independence in 1991, statues of Vladimir Lenin were an inescapable part of the landscape.

  • Veronika Melkozerova
  • Politico

Some 5,500 monuments were dotted across the country; practically every town had one and most bigger cities had several hundred.

Although a large number of statues have been taken down in the years since, what to do with remaining busts of the Russian revolutionary and other communist leaders is still a…

For many older Ukrainians and many pro-Russian citizens, the toppling of…

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