Police detain two persons who threw bottle of paint at Lenin monument in Kyiv

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Nov. 27, 2009, 4:55 p.m. | Kyiv — by Interfax-Ukraine
The police have detained two persons who threw a bottle of paint at a restored monument to Vladimir Lenin in Kyiv. At present the two are being detained are in Shevchenko district police department until the circumstances of the incident are clarified, the police office of the Main Department of Ukraine Interior Ministry told Interfax-Ukraine.

Earlier, the Ukrainian communists opened the restored monument to Vladimir Lenin in the center of Kyiv on Nov. 27.

Leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine Petro Symonenko unveiled the restored monument. At that moment, representatives of the Ukrainian Svoboda Association threw a bottle of red paint at the monument, splattering it with red spots.
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Anonymous Nov. 27, 2009, 5:16 p.m.    

I have been to Kiev on a couple of occasions. Love your city. But after all you have been through with Communism, what is a statue of Lenin doing in Kiev? Is it on private property? Didn't you tear the statues of all those tyrants DOWN?

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 3:08 a.m.    

Mr. Simonson, please don't show your ignorance by posing questions like that. Obviously you don't know Ukraine that well. This is our history. You are welcome in our country. But please, do yourself a favor, and don't ask such ridiculous questions.

The United States had its own civil war, once upon a time. There are monuments to Robert E. Lee that are well-kept and respected in the U.S. Certainly there are many, many people who don't agree and even despise what Robert E. Lee symbolized and fought for. Nevertheless, the monuments don't bother people there. Leave history alone.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 7:43 p.m.    

Russkiy Hohol, you can't teach these banderlogy anything because they are illiterate and stupid. Anyway now they can try their protests with Yanukovich in charge of the Berkut police. They will get much worse than bloody noses. You've been warned, banderlogy, stay away from our glorious cities and go back to your pig farming.

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Anonymous Dec. 1, 2009, 6:43 a.m.    

What exactly was he/she/it trying to teach? That they are an ignorant filthy RUSSIAN tyring to parade as UKRAINIAN...and that CLEARLY KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT HISTORY.

I completely agree then...that he/she is ignorant and so are you!

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 6:55 a.m.    

You seem to be showing your ignorance in your comments, you RUSSIAN. Don't compare US history to Ukrainian history. The Civil War happened WITHIN the US and was between Americans not OUTSIDE countries. Lenin WAS NOT UKRAINIAN. The statue should be hauled on a flatbed straight to the Red Square. The Russians should keep him close to them...close to their heart since they love him so much.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 7:22 p.m.    

Yes, I am Russian/Ukrainian. Russkiy Hohol, to be precise. And you filthy Banderlog, go learn history, because your ignorance is laughable.

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Anonymous Dec. 1, 2009, 6:57 a.m.    

The only thing that is laughable is YOUR IGNORANCE!

You were trying to compare two COMPLETELY DIFFERENT histories. As I pointed out you were WRONG in trying to do so and instead of trying to justify what you said (which of course is IMPOSSIBLE to do) you have nothing to say but personal attacks. It seems you could with educating yourself on the subject of history which from you posts you are clearly ignorant of.

To take you idiotic analogy to compare what happened in the US during the time of the Civil War to what happened with Ukraine and the russians...that would be like saying the Ukrainians lived in the North part of Ukraine and the russians lived in the South and after some fighting the North UKRAINIANS CRUSHED the russians in the South. And so therefore russia doesn't exist (because in the US Civil War the North won and therefore the US was not split in two and Ukraine has not been split in two)...I guess if that's what your saying then I agree...russia doesn't deserve to be called a country.

Now if you want to get personal then I can get personal:

I highly DOUBT you are at all Ukrainian...I truly believe you to be 100% russian. And if there is a chance that you are at all Ukrainian then you should be completely ashamed of yourself and you are NOT WORTHY of calling yourself Ukrainian.

You and the rest of the dirty russians need to piss off and go back to Moscow.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 12:34 a.m.    

In Donetsk and Kharkov Linin still stands in the central squares.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 8:44 a.m.    

Because people there have more important things to worry about than some monuments. Banderovtsam uzhe ot zlost' ne khera delat' bol'she.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 4:55 p.m.    

It shows by thier 3rd world living standards. Hey Yanu, can you afford to give me 5 more Kopeks for a vodka? Thank you master. They should erect a monument to all the ignorance in Eastern Ukraine.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 4:51 p.m.    

Its kept standing by a handful of old communists who havn't realized that thier saviour was failure and a criminal. They're still hoping.

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Anonymous Nov. 27, 2009, 7:23 p.m.    

Bulldoze it.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 12:39 a.m.    

If they keep restoring it, I guess we'll have to keep defacing it. The is not enough rare karelian granite to keep poor Vladimir Illyich whole. Our boys will do what it takes so that soon enough they will get tired of fixing him.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 2:28 a.m.    

You cannot erase history

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 3:03 a.m.    

Heil Hitler, little Nazi.

Instead of showing your ignorance and intolerance, you'd be better served doing something constructive, like starting a company, creating jobs, inventing something new, learning a new language. Doing something like this only gives yourself and people like you a very bad image.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 4:37 p.m.    

If you are such a proponent of starting a company, why do you want a communist relic standing in our capital? Make up your mind, man!

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 5:39 a.m.    

Intolerance? Are we to tolerate the destruction of our people, mass deportations to siberia. And genocide, are we to tolerate that too, Mr. Entrepeneur, Inventor, and Polyglot?

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Anonymous Dec. 1, 2009, 8:54 a.m.    

You would be better served by taking your nasty statue back with you to Moscow and by leaving Ukrainians alone!

Trying to force things upon Ukrainians only continues to give you Russians a bad image.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 5:21 p.m.    

Here's an idea: Vladimir Ilyich would be more appropriate in the new soviet nostalgia restaurant in Kyiv or they could shlep him to the UPA Kryivka cafe in Lviv and nationalists could pay a few hryvnias to to take some whacks with a sledgehammer and the money raised could go to bail out svoboda boys for damaging the remaining Lenin statues left in Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 1, 2009, 8:47 a.m.    

I agree! :)

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 6:32 p.m.    

>> 1922 On March 19, 1922 lenin commands –

Top Secret For members of -Revolutionaries and the Milyukovites [Left Wing Cadet Party], to fight against us if we, precisely at this time, precisely in connection with the famine, suppress the reactionary clergy with utmost haste and ruthlessness.

The instructions must come down to this, that he must arrest more if possible but not less than several dozen representatives of the local clergy, the local petty bourgeoisie, and the local bourgeoisie on **SUSPICION** of direct or indirect participation in the forcible the Politburo: Now and only now, when people are being eaten in famine-stricken areas, and hundreds, if not thousands, of corpses lie on the roads, we can (and therefore must) pursue the removal of church property with the most frenzied and ruthless energy and not hesitate to put down the least opposition.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 6:36 p.m.    

In addition, it will be more difficult for the major part of our foreign adversaries among the Russian emigres abroad, i.e., the Socialist resistance to the decree of the VTsIK on the removal of property of value from churches. Immediately upon completion of this task, he must return to Moscow and personally deliver a report to the full session of the Politburo or to two specially authorized members of the Politburo.

At this meeting pass a secret resolution of the congress that the removal of property of value, especially from the very richest lauras, monasteries, and churches, must be carried out with ruthless resolution, leaving nothing in doubt, and in the very shortest time. The greater the number of representatives of the reactionary clergy and the reactionary bourgeoisie that we succeed in shooting on this occasion, the better because this "audience" must precisely now be taught a lesson in such a way that they will not dare to think about any resistance whatsoever for several decades.

[Translation from the Library of the US Congress]

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 7:17 p.m.    

The Cheka (ЧК - чрезвыча&#769;йная коми&#769;ссия Chrezvychaynaya Komissiya, Extraordinary Commission Russian pronunciation: [t&#597;&#603;.&#712;ka]) was the first of a succession of Soviet state security organizations. It was created by a decree issued on December 20, 1917, by Vladimir Lenin and subsequently led by aristocrat turned communist Felix Dzerzhinsky.[1] After 1922, the Cheka underwent a series of reorganizations.

From its founding, the Cheka was an important military and security arm of the Bolshevik communist government. In 1921 the Troops for the Internal Defense of the Republic (a branch of the Cheka) numbered 200,000. These troops policed labor camps, ran the Gulag system, conducted requisitions of food,

At the direction of Lenin, the Cheka performed mass arrests, imprisonments, and executions of "enemies of the people".

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Anonymous Dec. 2, 2009, 8:13 a.m.    

There is no greater infamy than the war power to the kids using the whole punitive power of the apparatus. Based on the instructions of the Politburo Central Committee, personally Lenin and Stalin, the Bolsheviks created a special system of "disgraced childhood. This system had before it a children's camps and colonies, mobile reception and distribution centers, special children's homes and nurseries.

Children were supposed to forget who they are, where come from, who and where their parents.

This was a special - Children's Gulag ...

Alexander Yakovlev

Architect short spring in Russia.

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2009, 8:35 p.m.    

They should grind it into little pebbles, and use the pebbles on dirt roads and potholes in the small villages. This way the people can honor the soviet monuments, in all of the territories that were occupied and enslaved by the kremlin, on a daily basis, by walking on them.

Meanwhile, any metal used in soviet statues should be melted down, and given (for free) to the manufactures of toilet tanks and bowls to use for any metal parts in their production. This way, the people of the nations that were occupied and enslaved by the kremlin can honor the secular uncivilized barbarians in the kremlin every day, when they go to the bathroom.

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