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Ukrainian Protesters Tear Down Statues of Socialist Leader Lenin & Smash Them to Bits
Independent Journal Review ^ | February 22, 2014 | Kyle Becker

Posted on 02/22/2014 2:02:52 PM PST by Robwin

Ukrainian protesters tore through towns all over their nation, ripping down statues of Vladimir Lenin, the communist dictator who had forced the Ukrainians under the Russian yoke after the Bolshevik revolution.

The Ukrainians drove their corrupt, pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich from the capitol of Kiev, while the opposition leader former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was freed from prison.

Amazing images of protesters tearing down the iconic face of socialism V.I. Lenin (also known as Vladimir Ulyanov) erupted into a fury on social media last night.

These photos are truly inspiring – at least to those able to recognize the significance of young people yearning to throw off the legacy of an oppressive system of government: socialism.

(Excerpt) Read more at ijreview.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Russia
KEYWORDS: lenin; russia; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; viktoryanukovich
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After what the Soviets did to the people of Ukraine I am surprised these statues of that syphilitic bastard weren't torn down long ago. Nonetheless if you go to the link both stills and an excellent video of this most pleasing event can be seen. Now if we could only get the doofuses of Seattle to do likewise.
1 posted on 02/22/2014 2:02:52 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Robwin

Obama MSM reports “Ukranian people love their socialism to pieces’


2 posted on 02/22/2014 2:04:20 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Robwin


3 posted on 02/22/2014 2:06:15 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

Good. I support smashing commie to statues to tiny bits.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 2:10:05 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Diogenesis

Good. I support smashing commie to statues to tiny bits.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 2:10:05 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: 3Fingas

I love this. How ironic they used a hammer.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 2:13:12 PM PST by ohioman
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To: ohioman

Indeed!


7 posted on 02/22/2014 2:17:01 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: Robwin

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jun/7/stalin-bust-has-virginia-town-red-faced/


8 posted on 02/22/2014 2:21:08 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Robwin

excellent!


9 posted on 02/22/2014 2:30:59 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

This was in December....


10 posted on 02/22/2014 2:35:31 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ohioman
If I had a hammer
I'd hammer me a Lenin
I'd hammer me a Stalin
And a Beria too
I'd hammer their fingers
I'd hammer their noses
I'd hammer their heads, their hands, their ugly feet
All over this world.
11 posted on 02/22/2014 2:37:22 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Aaaamen!


12 posted on 02/22/2014 2:44:01 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: Enterprise

It’s raining Lenin - Hallelujah
It’s raining Lenin - Amen
I’m gonna go out - I’m gonna let myself get
Absolutely soaking wet


13 posted on 02/22/2014 2:45:01 PM PST by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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To: Robwin

Oh oh...Obama and Soros won’t like that...


14 posted on 02/22/2014 2:49:06 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: Robwin

Obviously , they know something Obama and the Democrats do not.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 2:52:47 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Robwin
Someday this abomination is going to be smashed as well...
16 posted on 02/22/2014 2:55:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Diogenesis

I like the picture, not sure of the guy smashing the statue wearing what appears to be a Palestinian keffiyeh (scarf). A lot of protesters wear them thinking it’s cool (huh?), so am not sure if he’s about freedom from socialism/marxism, or is whacking old Vladimir Lenin because he was an atheist (whom muslims hate greatly)or Russians in general because of their long time feud in the Caucasus and invasion of Afghanistan. Anyone have some light to shed on this?


17 posted on 02/22/2014 2:56:28 PM PST by john drake (Lucius Accius-Roman,170 BC - "oderint dum metuant" translated "Let them hate so long as they fear")
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To: Sacajaweau

Guess I missed that part of “The Longest Day” where the red army stormed ashore at Normandy.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 3:06:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Alas, not a lot of hope for Fremont at this time. Seattle and it’s neighborhoods are so thoroughly infested with leftist cockroaches presently it’s incredible (and seemingly hopeless). Just driving through the place makes me want to take a shower. There’s always been a deeply entrenched left-wing establishment there, but I do remember Seattle during better times. Such a lovely place...sad what happened.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 3:09:25 PM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: BenLurkin
love the bloody hand...
20 posted on 02/22/2014 3:11:48 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: VR-21

I understand it is made of bronze? Would mean it is hollow, yes? Some enterprising patriot with a working knowledge of chemistry may yet find the right kind of acid to apply some night which would melt that evil bastard’s metal head.

Nice and quiet like.


21 posted on 02/22/2014 3:13:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Robwin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gencM6PTrGU


22 posted on 02/22/2014 3:19:56 PM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Robwin.


23 posted on 02/22/2014 3:20:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 3Fingas

Amen to that. Lenin was lot more evil than he was made out to be.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 3:22:14 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Hardastarboard
Lenin was lot more evil than he was made out to be.

It was all that upstaging by Stalin.

25 posted on 02/22/2014 3:24:09 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Chode

The bloody hand is a nice touch. The place is full of leftists. Stupid ones too. I get a kick out of where the statue is - in front of a Taco Bell(?) and all sorts of other Capitalistic stores and businesses. The statue has a decoration on it of some sort a lot/most of the time. Rainbow crap for gay pride days, goofy hats, etc.

I get such a kick out of it as I just view it that they are defacing Lenin, and the ideas that he stood for. That was the intent of the guy that brought it over - he wanted it to stand in America as a sort of war trophy.

So that is how I view it.


26 posted on 02/22/2014 3:28:11 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Robwin

http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/red_square_and_the_lenin_statue/


27 posted on 02/22/2014 3:40:36 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 21twelve
an item of ridicule for sure
28 posted on 02/22/2014 4:08:52 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: BenLurkin

One of the people I shoot NRA Highpower with told me he had a few beers once in Fremont and on the way to his car, relieved himself on it. He also told me that it was obvious when he did it that he wasn’t the first to do so.


29 posted on 02/22/2014 4:23:43 PM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: Robwin

Good-bye, Lenin.


30 posted on 02/22/2014 5:13:18 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Robwin

Wow - Lenin’s not communist enough for them...


31 posted on 02/22/2014 5:16:06 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Tzimisce

/facepalm


32 posted on 02/22/2014 6:10:45 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Sacajaweau
Isn't one of 0.00's 'shovel ready jobs' replacing the face on this statue?

with this face?
33 posted on 02/22/2014 6:37:29 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Hardastarboard
Amen to that. Lenin was lot more evil than he was made out to be.

The goal of socialism is communism.
Vladimir Lenin

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Vladimir Lenin.............................. (this one sounds like zer0's US today. )

34 posted on 02/22/2014 6:47:33 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Robwin
Lenin Statues Toppled Across Ukraine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLZ7pWtyLCY

Now that's entertainment.

35 posted on 02/22/2014 7:05:19 PM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: BenLurkin

Per the photo, why did the sculptor give Obama a beard?


36 posted on 02/22/2014 7:23:01 PM PST by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: Enterprise

*snicker*


37 posted on 02/22/2014 8:59:45 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Robwin

Obama: No! Sacrilege!


38 posted on 02/22/2014 11:06:21 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Stalin had just about zero to do with D-Day itself. He was too involved with his own troop/resources build up for his take over assault on Eastern Europe. He sided with Roosevelt vs Churchill to manipulate where the invasion in the West would occur. (That was it!) Churchill wanted to just keep pushing north from Italy as we were already there, but that would have put the US/British forces right in the middle of Stalin’s expansionist agenda, as we would have had to swing east of the Italian Alps through today’s Slovenia. The Normandy invasion quickly bogged down and Churchill had to practically beg Stalin to begin his Eastern Campaign early to ease German resistance on the Western Front. The Soviet push, Operation Bagration, began 16 days after the D-Day Invasion. Stalin’s bust must go!


39 posted on 02/23/2014 12:04:04 AM PST by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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Obama weeps...


40 posted on 02/23/2014 1:01:53 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Smashing Lenin statues is a clear symbol of something. :p


41 posted on 02/23/2014 1:04:24 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

As long as they don’t smash statues of Borodin, Shostakovitch, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Rachmaninoff...


42 posted on 02/23/2014 1:24:18 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

lol


43 posted on 02/23/2014 1:24:47 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Tzimisce

Nope, but he’s just right for Pootie-Poo. I bet he’s shedding a tear in the Kremlin tonight.


44 posted on 02/23/2014 2:08:44 AM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: BenLurkin

A front end loader with a bucket would take care of nice and quick.


45 posted on 02/23/2014 6:54:18 AM PST by Gasshog (These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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To: Robwin

But Mr. Edwards‘ said that regardless of what Stalin did on the Eastern Front, none of his forces were on the shores of Normandy that day..................................... Little known fact, yes there were Russian troops at the Normandy Landing. They were assigned there to help our forces via Propaganda Units, to talk the OST Troops into surrendering. It was also a front page story in what I believe was Stars and Stripes 6/44 if I recall correctly. I read it at Ft.Leavenworth, in their Library Achives. I was surprised to see it, photos and all.

R


46 posted on 02/23/2014 7:13:02 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: jonascord
Per the photo, why did the sculptor give Obama a beard?

Because if Obama had a statue, that's what he'd look like.

47 posted on 02/23/2014 7:21:08 AM PST by Tonytitan
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To: Robwin

Wow, I bet that felt good


48 posted on 02/23/2014 7:24:23 AM PST by ncpatriot
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To: Gene Eric
As long as they don’t smash statues of Borodin, Shostakovitch, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Rachmaninoff...

I hear ya Gene.I am watching this closely. I just hope they do not go from the frying pan into the fire

49 posted on 02/23/2014 7:40:26 AM PST by mware
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To: BenLurkin

Where is that statue?


50 posted on 02/23/2014 4:10:48 PM PST by ReformationFan
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