Ukrainian officials at last managed to bring down the largest remaining monument depicting late Soviet leader and communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin on March 18. As onlookers rejoiced, a large crane hoisted the massive statue off its platform. A webcam broadcasted live footage on YouTube, drawing thousands of viewers.

Almost 1,000 Lenin statues throughout Ukraine have been dismantled since 2013. The statues had served as objects of contempt and ridicule.

Since an onslaught of nationali...

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