Ukraine Tears Down Last Lenin Statue

On August 24, 1991, Ukraine officially declared its independence from the Soviet Union. In 2015, the Ukrainian parliament passed, and then-president Petro Poroshenko signed a series of decommunization laws that, among other things, called for the removal of all remaining communist monuments in the country and the renaming of places with names related to Communism.

Russian-language Radio Svoboda reports that the last monument to Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine–other than in territories currently occupied by Russian-backed separatists–had been removed.

Wikipedia notes that as of 1991, there were an estimated 5,500 monuments to Lenin in Ukraine, with 3,200 of those removed by November 2015.