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#Ukrainians Toppled a Lenin Statue, a #Concordia Expert on the Symbolism of Political Monuments

Released: 12/11/2013 11:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: Concordia University
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When monuments fall
On Sunday, December 8, masked anti-government protestors toppled a monument to Vladimir Lennin in Kiev, Ukraine. History shows that when systems fall, so do statues: 1956, the statue of Joseph Stalin by anti-soviets in Budapest; 1989, the statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of the KGB, in Moscow; 2003, the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad. Ron Rudin, professor in the Department of History, can share his expertise on the symbolic value of the toppling of monuments.

Ron Rudin – Professor, Department of History
Ronald.Rudin@concordia.ca
514-848-2424, ext. 2428 or 2435
Interviews in English and French

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