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Meanwhile, In Czechia people started mocking Russian referendums, saying that Kaliningrad has also voted for reunification with Czechia It was founded in the 13th century by Ottokar II, king of what is now Czechia. Soviet occupation of Kaliningrad is called a historical mistake.

VIDEO: The eastern Finnish city of Kotka removes a statue of Lenin from a public park in the city centre. The statue is the last large public monument to the Soviet leader to remain in the Nordic country.

Finland's last remaining Lenin statue was removed from the square in Kotka city to the museum Tallinn gifted the statue to Kotka in 1979. Turku city removed a Lenin statue earlier this year and Helsinki removed a Soviet-gifted statue in August.

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'Good Bye, Lenin!' Finland ditches last statue of Soviet leader. Finland - which fought a bloody war against the Soviet Union in World War II - agreed to stay neutral during the Cold War in exchange for guarantees from Moscow that it would not invade

Some brought champagne to celebrate, while one man protested with a Soviet flag as the bronze bust of the leader, in a pensive pose with his chin in his hand, was lifted off its pedestal and driven away on a lorry. #jakpost 

#Finland removes last publicly displayed statue of Soviet leader #VladimirLenin  from southeastern city of Kotka

KOTKA (FINLAND) - Finland on Tuesday tore down its last public statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, as dozens gathered in the southeastern city of Kotka to watch its removal. #BangkokPost  #World 

Soviet monuments are falling across eastern Europe, but they're on safe ground in Berlin, for good reason

"Just as the breakup of the Soviet Union did not signal the end of history and the Sept. 11 attacks did not end irony, suggestions that the police killing of George Floyd might doom the traditional cop show were overstated." OK

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International law experts, I know that Russia inherited "de facto" the USSR's seat on the UN Security Council. Was that ever ratified in a formal vote? Was it legal? Maybe time to give that seat to another Soviet successor state, Ukraine?

A 95-year-old Ukrainian woman who lived through Soviet-era famine and World War II said she’s “never seen anything as horrible” as the Russian invasion.

Zelensky stakes Ukraine’s own claim to Soviet victory day, with a characteristically powerful and well delivered speech. Reclaiming May 9 instead of viewing it as irrevocably contaminated. Quite bold

There is a long history of Soviet/Russian governments inviting people for negotiations or offering safe passage and then arresting and killing them (Hungary 1956, Poland 1945). I hope Zelensky doesn't make that mistake.

New: US & NATO allies are sending several surface-to-air missiles systems to Ukraine. A senior US official tells me these systems include Soviet-era SA-8, SA-10, SA-12 and SA-14 mobile air defense systems, w/range higher than Stingers, giving capability to hit cruise missiles.

82 years ago, Soviet forces killed 22,000 Polish officers and intellectuals in the Katyn massacre - and history still remembers. What we are witnessing today in Bucha, Mairiupol and beyond now far exceeds those numbers - and we are all witnesses.

I can tell you all this for sure- whatever ridiculous propaganda we were fed in then Czechoslovakia, which was mandated by Soviet Union- pales next to the lies being told and repeated by trump and his ilk. I am not kidding… trump truly trumps the communists. And that’s not easy

“We are witnessing something surprising, something that even the Soviet Union was not able to accomplish: Divide the U.S. and Western Europe. It didn’t work then, but it seems to be working with Mr. Trump now.” ~quote from Russia state TV

Bernie honeymooned in the Soviet Union during the Cold War and thinks people lining up in bread lines “is a good thing” about socialism. He literally wants the US to become the USSR. But Trump is the Russian agent. ???‍♂️

Bread lines...televised Cabinet flattery sessions...centrally-planned economic industrial policy: Under Republican leadership, the US is turning into Republicans’ scariest 30-year-old Soviet fever dreams.

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