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(LiveLeak)   AMATEUR VIDEO: Cheering Ukraine protesters pull down a huge stone statue of Lenin, Saddam Hussein-style   (liveleak.com) divider line 42
    More: Interesting, Cheering Ukraine, Amateur video, Saddam Hussein, Lenin, Ukraine  
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3171 clicks; posted to Video » on 22 Feb 2014 at 8:57 AM (48 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-22 12:31:04 AM  
As far as symbolically pulling statues down, this was a waaaay better face-plant than the Saddam Hussein statue debacle in 2003 Baghdad.
 
2014-02-22 02:40:30 AM  
And they didn't even use US tanks!
 
2014-02-22 03:45:54 AM  
What will be the capital of The East Ukraine?
 
2014-02-22 03:58:28 AM  
Saddam Hussein style? Were they bused in and paid to be there, in a totally phony staged propaganda photo op?
 
2014-02-22 07:42:02 AM  

The Repeated Meme: What will be the capital of The East Ukraine?


Moscow.
 
2014-02-22 07:54:58 AM  
I wonder if they will put it in a glass box for viewing?
 
2014-02-22 08:05:14 AM  
Timely.
 
2014-02-22 08:14:09 AM  
Putin's not going to like this.
 
2014-02-22 09:38:11 AM  
The difference being this, as far as I know, isn't fake.
 
2014-02-22 09:52:57 AM  

The Repeated Meme: What will be the capital of The East Ukraine?


Pashol.. damoj, Putin, ty pjan
 
2014-02-22 09:54:51 AM  
if you support any type of idiocracy, you are an idiot.
 
2014-02-22 09:57:27 AM  
It would appear they are growing tired of communism.
 
2014-02-22 09:58:46 AM  
Wait, Vasiuki is shorter and sounds better
 
2014-02-22 10:11:10 AM  

soakitincider: if you support any type of idiocracy, you are an idiot.


img.gawkerassets.com
Cool Lenin approves
 
2014-02-22 10:11:44 AM  
lviv will be the capital. fark the govt
 
2014-02-22 10:22:16 AM  
lenin is a farkface
 
2014-02-22 10:31:17 AM  
Looks like Angry Birds: Ukraine
 
2014-02-22 10:47:50 AM  
the ukraine is a mess. They need to get their priorities in order.
 
2014-02-22 11:00:13 AM  

soakitincider: the ukraine is a mess. They need to get their priorities in order.


Yeah but they produced these

www.theawl.com

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-22 11:05:44 AM  

DrPainMD: Saddam Hussein style? Were they bused in and paid to be there, in a totally phony staged propaganda photo op?


hey ya never know, the guy in the truck might have been some CIA dude...
 
2014-02-22 11:13:31 AM  

Mugato: soakitincider: the ukraine is a mess. They need to get their priorities in order.

Yeah but they produced these

[www.theawl.com image 400x297]

[img.fark.net image 190x265]


and everyone enjoys those hoes.
 
2014-02-22 11:15:59 AM  

LewDux: soakitincider: if you support any type of idiocracy, you are an idiot.

[img.gawkerassets.com image 411x231]
Cool Lenin approves


Oh sorry, I thought you said if you support this type of idiocy, you are an idiot.  or smth

You see, Cool Lenin is hipster, he doesn't like oppressive structures
 
2014-02-22 11:19:33 AM  

soakitincider: and everyone enjoys those hoes.


That's a bit misogynistic. One is married to the director of her Resident Evil franchise, the other spent a few years banging meth head Home Alone kid.....

.....I have no point.
 
2014-02-22 11:20:00 AM  
Hey, Lets destroy art, that will show them!
 
2014-02-22 11:26:53 AM  

unitednihilists: Hey, Lets destroy art, that will show them!


Butt is it art?
sptimes.ru
 
2014-02-22 01:05:50 PM  
That's interesting. I did not realize that Saddam Hussein was famous for pulling down Lenin statues.
 
2014-02-22 01:10:26 PM  

Mugato: soakitincider: the ukraine is a mess. They need to get their priorities in order.

Yeah but they produced these

[www.theawl.com image 400x297]

[img.fark.net image 190x265]


All the Baltic beauty with that Black Sea booty,
 
2014-02-22 01:27:54 PM  

LewDux: unitednihilists: Hey, Lets destroy art, that will show them!

Butt is it art?
[sptimes.ru image 315x480]


Lenin: Taco Bell edition!
 
2014-02-22 02:07:24 PM  
and take that!
vapolitics.us
 
2014-02-22 02:21:39 PM  
DrPainMD

Saddam Hussein style? Were they bused in and paid to be there, in a totally phony staged propaganda photo op?

Why do you hate America?
 
2014-02-22 02:35:26 PM  

unitednihilists: Hey, Lets destroy art, that will show them!


Statues of dictators, who command their creation en masse, are not art. They are an abomination.
 
2014-02-22 03:29:34 PM  

LavenderWolf: unitednihilists: Hey, Lets destroy art, that will show them!

Statues of dictators, who command their creation en masse, are not art. They are an abomination.



tnation.t-nation.com
 
2014-02-22 03:33:44 PM  

LavenderWolf: unitednihilists: Hey, Lets destroy art, that will show them!

Statues of dictators, who command their creation en masse, are not art. They are an abomination.


What an abomination might look like:

www.aldokkan.com
 
2014-02-22 03:38:28 PM  

seelorq: LavenderWolf: unitednihilists: Hey, Lets destroy art, that will show them!

Statues of dictators, who command their creation en masse, are not art. They are an abomination.

What an abomination might look like:

[www.aldokkan.com image 500x667]


My eyes are already rolling so hard today that I have a headache. Come on now.
 
2014-02-22 03:45:22 PM  

LavenderWolf: seelorq: LavenderWolf: unitednihilists: Hey, Lets destroy art, that will show them!

Statues of dictators, who command their creation en masse, are not art. They are an abomination.

What an abomination might look like:

[www.aldokkan.com image 500x667]

My eyes are already rolling so hard today that I have a headache. Come on now.


Well, ya kinda opened that door pretty wide ;)

/besides, I'm an art historian...so getting a kick, etc.
 
2014-02-22 03:51:25 PM  

grokca: I wonder if they will put it in a glass box for viewing?


Probably not:
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-22 04:03:14 PM  

seelorq: LavenderWolf: seelorq: LavenderWolf: unitednihilists: Hey, Lets destroy art, that will show them!

Statues of dictators, who command their creation en masse, are not art. They are an abomination.

What an abomination might look like:

[www.aldokkan.com image 500x667]

My eyes are already rolling so hard today that I have a headache. Come on now.

Well, ya kinda opened that door pretty wide ;)

/besides, I'm an art historian...so getting a kick, etc.


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2014-02-22 04:50:30 PM  
Saddam Hussein-style?  So there were about 20 protestors but the media made it look like 10,000?
 
2014-02-22 05:12:58 PM  

LavenderWolf: seelorq: LavenderWolf: seelorq: LavenderWolf: unitednihilists: Hey, Lets destroy art, that will show them!

Statues of dictators, who command their creation en masse, are not art. They are an abomination.

What an abomination might look like:

[www.aldokkan.com image 500x667]

My eyes are already rolling so hard today that I have a headache. Come on now.

Well, ya kinda opened that door pretty wide ;)

/besides, I'm an art historian...so getting a kick, etc.

I like the cut of your jib.


Danke!
 
2014-02-23 01:07:20 AM  
Didn't the USSR cease to exist in 1991 or so? Why now?

//Also, a vote to save some Lenin statues. Remembering history has value. Saving parts of history is not the same as saying you endorse the events that they represent.
//bamiyan buddhas
 
2014-02-23 09:41:34 AM  
Solution for the current Pres. when your about to be toppled just blow up the giant stone encasing around Chernobyl.
 
2014-02-23 05:54:12 PM  
StopLurkListen:
Didn't the USSR cease to exist in 1991 or so? Why now?

A number of places - Russia, Ukraine (old version), and a few others - seem to be intent on bringing back the "glory days." If not a Communist or Socialist version, then at least an authoritarian dictatorship sort. Putin's been pushing the nationalist crap, and has already made noises about "rescuing" the parts of Ukraine with Russian-speaking majorities. Or minorities. Or people who look Russian. Or who have heard of Russia.
 
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