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 Biggest monument to Lenin in Ukraine dismantled in Zaporizhia. VIDEO+PHOTOS

In Zaporizhia, Thursday, the monument to Vladimir Lenin on Zaporizka Square (previously - Lenin Square) was finally pulled down.

Сenіor.NET reports quoting Ukrainski Novyny reporter.

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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.

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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.

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