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Oh, the irony!

Lenin Toppled in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek communists are up in arms over the authorities’ decision to remove a statue of Lenin from the city’s central Alatoo Square.

... On August 19, Kyrgyz deputy Turdakun Usubaliev -- a Communist party leader during Soviet time -- demanded the resignation of the authorities over the decision.

"A government which ignores the view of the population, the constitution and the laws of country doesn't have a right to exist," he said.

It hurts. (Though, granted, it's conceivable that Usubaliev may have been one of the tiny group of truly democratic-minded politicians in the democracy-stifling Soviet and Kyrgyz governments.)


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