Send Soviet monuments to Chernobyl: Ukrainian minister
The mass demolition of Soviet statues was ordered by President Yushchenko as part of the commemoration of the great famine of 1932-1933, the Holodomor.
Ukraine’s government claims the famine was orchestrated by the Bolsheviks and that it targeted Ukrainian nationals.
Critics argue the disaster didn’t distinguish nationalities and that Ukrainian territory was not the only one affected by the famine.
Presidential adviser Nikolay Zhulinsky estimates there are more then 20,000 monuments in Ukraine earmarked for removal.