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1st Ld: Ukrainian protesters tear down Lenin's statue in Kiev

1st Ld: Ukrainian protesters tear down Lenin's statue in Kiev KIEV, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- A group of anti-government protesters on Sunday toppled the statue of Vladimir Lenin in Kiev, the national capital, to vent their anger toward their government's decision to seek closer economic ties with Russia instead of with the European Union (EU).

Ukraine protesters topple Lenin statue in Kiev

Ukrainians protesting against the government's rejection of a key pact with the European Union on Sunday toppled the statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in central Kiev, police said.

Lenin should leave Red Square: Kremlin rights chief

Vladimir Lenin's body should be removed from Moscow's Red Square, along with the buried remains of Joseph Stalin and other Soviet officials, the chairman of the Kremlin's rights council said Wednesday. Red Square should "either be an ice rink or a cemetery. Putting on shows and concerts, even classical ones, at a cemetery is not acceptable," Mikhail Fedotov told the Kommersant daily.
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