The last Lenin fell in Kiev today. According to Buzzfeed’s Max Seddon:
The right-wing nationalist Svoboda party, one of the three major opposition groups, claimed responsibility for toppling the statue, the Ukrainskie Novosti news agency reported. Police said in a statement that they were investigating the incident and believed Svoboda’s fiercely anti-Russian and anti-Soviet members were responsible. Many of the people celebrating by the statue chanted nationalist slogans and waved right-wing groups’ flags.
Hundreds of protesters attacked the statue a week ago, but were driven off by riot police.
Here’s a video:
This was Lenin’s response:
Сформулировал официальную позицию по поводу событий в Украине. Лежу.
— Освинело Горевалли (@gosvinelo) December 1, 2013
“I’ve formulated my official position on events in Ukraine. I’m lying down.”