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Statue toppling is in vogue again. Now, Trump supporters are fighting back. Their target: Seattle’s 7-ton bronze statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin.
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Chanting “Shame on Seattle” and “Tear it Down,” a crowd of Trump supporters surrounded the Lenin statue in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. Some Fremont residents countered their arguments.


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Ukraine's parliament has banned communist symbols, but what does this mean for a country where every other town has a street named after Lenin? Lenin Avenue runs like a spine through Zaporizhya, a major city in Ukraine's industrial heartland.
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Russia's government has announced it will spend up to 13m roubles ($200,000; £140,000) this year on preserving Vladimir Lenin's embalmed body.
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If someone said there’s a statue of Lenin in the Fremont neighborhood you’d expect it to be of John Lennon, not Vladimir. But for a neighborhood whose motto is “De Libertas Quirkas,” the freedom to be peculiar, it’s not a surprise.
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The smashing of a statue of Lenin in Kiev by protesters leaves the city without a monument to the leader of the 1917 revolution - but there are plenty left elsewhere. Here are five.
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One of Russia's most famous statues of Vladimir Lenin has been bombed, leaving the Bolshevik revolutionary with a gaping hole in his rear.


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A Czech travel agency is offering package holidays for people nostalgic for the trade union perks of communist Czechoslovakia, when factory workers were bussed off to recuperate from the daily grind. For a modest sum, guests can stay at a grim-looking hotel in Slovakia's Tatra Mountains, to relive the sights, sounds, and smells of pre-1989 holidays.


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