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Ukraine crisis: Lenin statues toppled in protest
B.B.C. ^ | February 22, 2014 | No Attribution

Posted on 02/22/2014 9:33:25 AM PST by MeshugeMikey

Protesters have toppled statues of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in various Ukrainian cities.

The latest footage shows protesters destroying statues in Bila Tserkva, Khmelnitsky and Zhytomyr.

When anti-government protests erupted in Kiev in December, protesters toppled a Lenin statue in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: eurasianunion; europeanunion; eussr; lenin; pootypoot; russia; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; ukraineriots; viktoryanukovich; yanukovych

1 posted on 02/22/2014 9:33:26 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’m guessing socialism isn’t working out too well over there?


2 posted on 02/22/2014 9:38:40 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: MeshugeMikey

Understandable, but they are baiting the wolf and providing reasons for the Eastern regions to organize militias and talk about secession.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 9:39:02 AM PST by Truth29
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To: MeshugeMikey

We’ll do the same to the Obama statues when theygo up.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 9:39:40 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Do you means the Lenin statues that stood there when all of Yanukovich’s predecessors were in power, such as Timoshenko as Prime Minister? Does it say why they suddenly started now after 23 years? Just curious.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 9:42:00 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

Don’t know why there starting this only now but I assume Ukies see the Lenin statues as symbols of Russia and Russian power over them. That issue being at the forefront at the moment may be the reason for new interest in destroying them.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 9:45:34 AM PST by FAA
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To: MeshugeMikey

WAIT! WAIT! Don’t destroy them! The Obama regime will give you good money for them! They want to set them up in all major American cites.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 9:45:56 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Meanwhile our godless leftists pay homage to his statue in Seattle. Or is that Marx?
Scrooge leftism everywhere and anywhere. Go Ukrainians.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 9:47:30 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: MeshugeMikey

You know it’s a true revolution when statues start getting tipped over.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 9:48:04 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: tflabo
Were there statues of The Great Leader in Seattle they would be swarming them as we speak!

"Go Ukrainians."


10 posted on 02/22/2014 9:49:40 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

Yushchenko let them stand too.

There’s also some very USSR-constitution-like language in the current Ukranian constitution.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 9:49:58 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Truth29
Understandable, but they are baiting the wolf and providing reasons for the Eastern regions to organize militias and talk about secession.

If the Eastern regions are really offended when Lenin statues are torn down, then let them secede.

12 posted on 02/22/2014 9:50:01 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: jsanders2001

too much hope and change can ruin your day and your country!


13 posted on 02/22/2014 9:50:13 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Obama says.... I will trade you one winston churchill statue for two lenin statues and I will throw in monticello for the mumified body of lenin.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 9:50:54 AM PST by BRL
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

I havent read any discussions around the timing of this particular uprising..


15 posted on 02/22/2014 9:51:02 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: hattend

several of us have thought of that!! AMEN

http://i62.tinypic.com/n5g3tv.gif


16 posted on 02/22/2014 9:51:51 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

protected by a cadre of former FCC lackies...


17 posted on 02/22/2014 9:52:36 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

While watching the video, I could not help thinking if obama has his way, the iconic statues here like that of Lincoln, would be torn down and replaced with his image.

Impossible you say...hmmmm!

We have been experiencing the impossible daily, yea hourly.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 9:55:11 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

I dont doubt that he’d like to see his statue all over the nation.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 9:58:12 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: BRL

LOL——say isn’t there a Bammy boy statue in Indonesia somewhere that recently got demoted to a lesser location?
Bam can do a three way trade blockbuster deal and move his statue to a more glorious location for adoring global leftists to partake.


20 posted on 02/22/2014 9:58:12 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SamAdams76

oh that there were obama statues we could topple...


21 posted on 02/22/2014 9:59:04 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Great video.


22 posted on 02/22/2014 10:00:11 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: hattend
We’ll do the same to the Obama statues when they go up.

WAKE UP, AMERICA


23 posted on 02/22/2014 10:01:35 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: SamAdams76

Tipped statues are a good metric, sort of like burnt cars in France.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 10:03:14 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: MeshugeMikey
Those Ukrainians are serious people.
25 posted on 02/22/2014 10:03:25 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
oh that there were obama statues we could topple...

There will be...

26 posted on 02/22/2014 10:03:31 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Seattle immediately asked for the statues to be sent there.


27 posted on 02/22/2014 10:04:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: mylife

ahahaha


28 posted on 02/22/2014 10:05:19 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: tflabo

I’d love to read about some enterprising person dynamiting at night Lenin’s statue in Seattle.


29 posted on 02/22/2014 10:09:23 AM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Agit prop


30 posted on 02/22/2014 10:10:45 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: MeshugeMikey

According to google, the only american media outlet currently reporting on this is the wall street journal. Now I wonder why that is.

They must be crying tears of sandness over this at cnn and msnbc.


31 posted on 02/22/2014 10:13:00 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: bkopto

I have seen said statue up close.

Considering how big that thing is (more than 20 feet high) and that it’s made of bronze, the amount of dynamite needed to blow it to pieces would also damage businesses and homes around it. It’s located directly in front of a Taco Bell, and any detonation big enough to destroy it would likely take out the front half of the restaurant. Flying shrapnel will also damage houses and apartments nearby.

Not to mention...the area is very well-lit, so anyone trying to destroy it would be immediately noticed.


32 posted on 02/22/2014 10:16:46 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: lowbridge

Msnbcbsabcnn is Officially...in mourning..as are ted turner and michael moore..who are reportedly preparing a series of eulogy minieries...as we “speak”..


33 posted on 02/22/2014 10:22:35 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: MeshugeMikey
protected by a cadre of former FCC lackies...

Honor Guard


34 posted on 02/22/2014 10:28:13 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
What do the people of Ukraine know that the people of Seattle don't?
35 posted on 02/22/2014 10:32:26 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: JPG

36 posted on 02/22/2014 10:33:34 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
WAIT! WAIT! Don’t destroy them! The Obama regime will give you good money for them! They want to set them up in all major American cites.

The Fremont district in Seattle can always use a second one.

37 posted on 02/22/2014 10:33:36 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: dfwgator

I just saw this....my two boys and I broke up laughing at this.

“Fire in the hole-ski!”


38 posted on 02/22/2014 10:39:55 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: JPG

peoples of Ukraine haf had moooch experience with fruits of hard tyranny...

people of seattle too stoned to notice


39 posted on 02/22/2014 10:41:09 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
this just in....in my dreams...


40 posted on 02/22/2014 11:00:23 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Iron Munro

Great Minds Think Alike!

http://i62.tinypic.com/i4rcpx.gif

having alfready posted this short animation in this thread I thought posting a link to same..the best


41 posted on 02/22/2014 11:01:31 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: MeshugeMikey


42 posted on 02/22/2014 12:12:46 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Iron Munro

Danke!!

Thank You!


43 posted on 02/22/2014 5:24:50 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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