February 21 was a bad day for statues of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Ukraine.
As the revolution rages all across the splintering country, one of the biggest symbols of Marxism was targeted as statues of Lenin were brought crashing to the ground.
According to a report from Euromaidan (the official “Public Relations Secretariat for the Headquarters of the National Resistance” in Kiev, Ukraine), after midnight Feb. 21, in the town of Zhytomyr, members of the Right Sector movement enlisted citizens to help bring down a large Lenin statue. The monument initially landed on its head, burying it momentarily.
Word of the toppled Lenin monument spread via social media and the Internet and soon statues of the Communist icon were being targeted in other Ukrainian cities. Reports say Lenins were falling in Boyarka, Slavuta, and Bila Tservka.
Judging by photos and video we’ve seen, substantial cheering crowds gathered to witness the events, and in many cases assisted.
Lenin literally lost his head after being pulled to the ground in Brovari.
Since almost every Ukraine town sports a Lenin statue — some with more than one — it’s quite possible other Lenin statues suffered similar fates. Those videos and photos have not yet started trending on social media.
But once the initial videos of the “Falling Lenins” hit the Internet, it was only a matter of time before some enterprising soul put it all to music and uploaded a video to YouTube. That someone is Stas Trizubi.
Trizubi (whose name, according to one source, translates in English to “Stan Threetooth”) appears to be the author of “The Fall of Lenin in Ukraine” — the song performed as a soundtrack to the “Leninopad” or “Falling Lenins” seen in the video.
The music video opens with a Lenin statue coming down in Kiev on Dec. 8, 2013. The rest of the takedowns are from Friday.
The closing screen credits “the people” — meaning the videos were shot by civilians.
The very bottom of the screen reads “Slava Ukrainii,” which we’re told means “Glory to Ukraine.”
Check out the music video, “Leninpad” (which loosely translates to “The Tumbling Lenins” — at least 10 came down on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014).
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(H/T – Twitchy)