Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ukraine removing vestiges of Communist past

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By Vitaly Shevchenko BBC Monitoring, Zaporizhya

“Ukraine has been trying to break free from its communist past, and the campaign is changing the face of whole cities.

“Zaporizhya is typical of eastern Ukraine in that it was full of communist monuments and street names. But new laws say they must be removed because they symbolise the country's repressive past.

“The campaign has triggered controversy, with critics saying that it is a crude assault on Ukraine's past.”

Gone in Zaporizhya are Lenin Lake, Lenin Dam, Lenin Square, Lenin Avenue and a big statue.

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