Ukrainians just pulled down a massive Lenin statue. What does that signal for Russia?

September 29, 2014 4:41 PM

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Moscow: Anti-Russian protesters in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, pulled down a massive statue of Vladimir Lenin late Sunday, a sign of hardening anger toward the Kremlin in an eastern Ukrainian area where sympathies are split between Kiev and Moscow.

The pro-European protests that swept Ukraine in the winter were accompanied by a wave of Lenin statues being pulled down, eliminating symbolic vestiges of the Soviet Union that had endured after its 1991 break-up. But few such statues were toppled in eastern Ukraine, which has long been a bastion of...

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