Video - webcam.zp.ua
On Wednesday morning, Fort building company, the contractor, started to saw the concrete base under the monument with the help of diamond ropes. At nightfall, artificial lighting was put on, with a light tower being installed. The works went on through the whole night and morning. At 1:15 p.m., the monument was removed from the pedestal.
The people present at the site marked the pulling down with fireworks and applause.
The 19.8-meter bronze monument was erected in 1964.
On Feb. 26, the Zaporizhia city council allocated UAH 0.3 million (approx. $11,115) to dismantle the monuments to Vladimir Lenin, Felix Dzerzhinsky, and Sergo Ordzhonikidze.
Photos - Zaporizhia city website