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Soviet monument vandalized in Ukraine's north

October 15, 2014, 17:54 UTC+3 KIEV
According to local police, a bust of Red Army commander Mikhail Frunze was toppled in the city of Chernihiv in Ukraine's north
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KIEV, October 15. /TASS/. A bust of Red Army commander Mikhail Frunze was toppled in the city of Chernihiv, Ukraine's north, during a torch-lit march honouring nationalist rebels who fought for the Nazis during World War II, local police said on Wednesday.

Police said they had launched a criminal probe into the incident.

According to the pro-nationalist Ukrainian memory institute, some 300 monuments of Bolshevik revolution leader Vladimir Lenin and other 70 Soviet-era monuments have been vandalized in Ukraine since the end of last year.

 

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