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'Looking for Lenin': The search for fallen Soviet statues in Ukraine

For decades of Soviet empire, statues of founding father Vladimir Lenin presided triumphantly over city squares and parks. When the USSR collapsed in 1990, thousands of Lenin statues remained on their pedestals, including 5,500 in Ukraine alone. Today, not a single one remains standing in Ukraine. Our guest, Kiev-based journalist Sébastien Gobert, tells the story of what happened to these statues in his new book "Looking for Lenin", co-authored with photographer Niels Ackermann.



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