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Lenin statue transformed into Darth Vader in Ukraine

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The reach of the Galactic Empire has extended far beyond the Outer Rim to Ukraine, where a statue of former Russian leader Vladimir Lenin has been transformed into a monument to Darth Vader.

Citing local reports, the Russian news agency TASS states the plaster statue resides at a factory in the port city of Odessa, where workers and local residents decided “it is time for new heroes.”

So they turned to sculptor Alexander Milov, who changed the tribute to the communist revolutionary into an homage to the Dark Lord of the Sith. The statue reportedly now houses a free Wi-Fi router, so how villainous could Vader possibly be?

The move follows a law enacted in the spring by the Ukrainian government to erase reminders of the nation’s Communist-era past. The statue will be officially unveiled on Friday.

The choice of Darth Vader may not be as random as it seems: Last year the Odessa-based Internet Party of Ukraine floated the Sith Lord and several other Star Wars characters as candidates for local and national offices. However, despite being a candidate for parliament, Vader was turned away when he showed up to vote (see below).


(via Reddit)

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Heh, with the router in him he does have an invisible force flowing through him…
I hope the wi-fi router’s network Identifies as “The Dark Side”.

“a law enacted in the spring by the Ukrainian government to erase reminders of the nation’s Communist-era past.”

-erase reminders of the past-

“it is time for new heroes.”

Becoming more Westernized by the minute!

This is dumb. lenin actually existed.

A lot of people existed that don’t need a statue.

Monuments dedicated to Lenin always are related to weird stories. In Germany an artistic project has gathered all the incredible stories of the last statues of Lenin still standing in Germany: Amazing! Check it at http://www.leninisstillaround.com

So…an evil dictator with delusions of godhood was switched out for…
an evil dictator with delusions of godhood.

Whelp….

Yeah. I got nuth’n.

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