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Andrey Klimenko: Falling Symbols

Andrey Klimenko

© Andrey Klimenko

 

Unlike the majority of Ukraine’s cities, Kharkiv until recently was a sanctuary of Soviet time symbols. Despite civil protests, the municipal authorities preserved most street names, monuments, etc. since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia’s attempts to boost separatists in Eastern Ukraine made the biggest statue of Lenin in the country, located in the heart of Kharkiv – the Svobody (Freedom) Square, – a gathering point for all sorts of anti-Ukraine characters, from communists to paid thugs.

At 10.25 pm on Saturday, September 28th 2014, the statue of Lenin was brought down by the crowd of protesters.

Photos © Andrey Klimenko.  Andrey Klimenko is an entrepreneur and amateur photographer, one of those who pulled the ropes.

 

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