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Stalin statue blown up in Ukraine: Communists (on Commie Party regional headquarter grounds)
Yahoo ^ | 1/02/11

Posted on 01/01/2011 4:14:36 PM PST by Libloather

Stalin statue blown up in Ukraine: Communists
AFP
January 2, 2011, 7:49 am

KIEV (AFP) - Extremists blew up a controversial monument to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on New Year's night in southeastern Ukraine in an "act of terror", the local Communist Party said on Saturday.

The bust in the city of Zaporizhia, unveiled this May, caused a heated controversy in Ukraine which is still split between its nationalist west and the more Russian orientated east which fondly remembers the Soviet past.

"A criminal broke into the grounds of the Communist Party regional headquarters, and laid an explosive charge which detonated after a few minutes," the Communist Party said.

"The statue of Stalin was destroyed as a result of the blast," the Communists said in a statement. It said that the explosion inflicted serious damage on the building but there were no casualties.

The explosion took place at 10:40 pm (2040 GMT) on New Year's Eve, it said.

"By a pure chance there were no casualties. Most probably the explosive was filled with the metal items," lawmaker Oleksiy Baburin, head of the Zaporizhia Communists told a press conference.

"This is not a hooliganism but a terrorist attack," he added as quoted by Communist party press service.

The local police said in a statement that according to its information a group of several people passed the monument just a few minutes before the explosion.

(Excerpt) Read more at au.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communists; stalin; statue; ukraine
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1 posted on 01/01/2011 4:14:45 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Bush’s fault!


2 posted on 01/01/2011 4:17:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Libloather
Obama, Holder and Napalitano harshly condemn this human caused disaster and vow to bring the perp to justice?

As an aside, is it really "January 2, 2011, 7:49 am" when it is January 1, 2011, 7:15pm EST? Is this a look into the future?

3 posted on 01/01/2011 4:19:12 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird
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To: Libloather

Rollin - Rollin' - Rollin' on the river ....

4 posted on 01/01/2011 4:20:51 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Libloather

Not enough charge, the building is still standing.


5 posted on 01/01/2011 4:22:15 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

Blow’d Up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YEL10Flxk4


6 posted on 01/01/2011 4:22:23 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Libloather

Two mistakes here. One is insufficient explosives the other is setting it off when the building was unoccupied.


7 posted on 01/01/2011 4:24:39 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Libloather
ExtremistsSomebody with half a brain blew up a controversial monument to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin
8 posted on 01/01/2011 4:25:47 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Libloather

>and laid an explosive charge which detonated after a few minutes

See, they haven’t read the leftist media memo here.
Just outlaw explosive charges and all of these problems will end...


9 posted on 01/01/2011 4:29:25 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Liberty Valance

Are they moving the statue to a university in the United States?


10 posted on 01/01/2011 4:38:23 PM PST by reg45
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To: Libloather

They could’ve made some money if they wanted to sell it to Massachusetts.


11 posted on 01/01/2011 4:40:38 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Libloather
I wonder if they'd be willing to go to the Fremont district of Seattle and deal with this murderer?


12 posted on 01/01/2011 4:41:32 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Libloather

Considering that Stalin was a monster who deliberately starved the Ukrainians so that they were forced into cannibalism on some of the most fertile land on Earth, I’d say blowing up his statue is the least they should expect.


13 posted on 01/01/2011 4:43:57 PM PST by Argus
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To: Libloather

“Extremists blew up a controversial monument to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin...”

Extremists? Stalin was probably the biggest mass murderer is history. Yahoo is such liberal s**T like all of the news media and ALL of TV.

Good job them destroying that trash. He also starved to death 6 million Ukrainians.


14 posted on 01/01/2011 4:44:17 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Argus

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


15 posted on 01/01/2011 4:45:45 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Libloather
"Stalin is a hate figure for many in Ukraine who blame him for intentionally allowing the deaths of millions of Ukrainians in a 1930s famine known as the Holodomor that nationalists regard as a genocide. "
16 posted on 01/01/2011 4:52:21 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Libloather
"act of terror"

An accurate biography of the man would be aptly named that quote.
17 posted on 01/01/2011 4:54:12 PM PST by allmost
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Someone should at least go there and paint his hands
bloody red!


18 posted on 01/01/2011 4:57:46 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

“This is not a hooliganism but a terrorist attack,”

Terrorism? Nope, at best property destruction, but property and communism....


19 posted on 01/01/2011 5:15:38 PM PST by mewykwistmas
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To: Libloather

My family lost many to Lenins’ and Stalins’ “purges”.
A statue? Screw them.


20 posted on 01/01/2011 5:35:46 PM PST by gigster
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