WATCH: Ukrainian Protesters Tear Down Statues of Communist Leader Lenin, Smash Them to Bits

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.


Not only were Lenin statues torn down, they were often bashed apart. (Via The Blaze)

Anti-government protest in UkraineThe youth of the Ukraine are highly dissatisfied with the situation in their nation.


This young man takes a sledgehammer to the man who once represented the hammer & sickle.

People climb up to the top of a pedestal after a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in KievProtesters jubilantly captured and ripped down the iconography of the former oppressive regime.


The protesters symbolically removed the socialist leader’s statues from their town squares.


This image, posted at CNN and shown for commentary purposes, accompanies an article on the Lenin statues being torn down. Conspicuously, in 20 images accompanying the CNN article, not a single one showed the socialist leader’s images actually town down by Ukrainian protesters.



Another powerful photo of a protester taking a sledgehammer to a Lenin statue.



The Ukrainians look forward with hope towards a future free of oppression and corruption.

h/t Kyle Becker


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