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Lenin statue falls in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Lenin statue falls in Kharkiv, Ukraine

KHARKIV, Ukraine, Sept. 29 (UPI) --A large statue of Vladimir Lenin, a founder of the Soviet Union, was torn down during a rally in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Ed Adamczyk
Granite head of Lenin stays unexcavated, Berlin senate says

Granite head of Lenin stays unexcavated, Berlin senate says

BERLIN, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The head of Vladimir Lenin, as represented in over three tons of granite, will not be exhumed for an exhibition of Berlin monuments, curators learned.
Ed Adamczyk
Dozens of dinosaur fossils being returned to Mongolia

Dozens of dinosaur fossils being returned to Mongolia

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) --Dozens of dinosaur fossils have been illegally unearthed and smuggled out of Mongolia over the years. Now, many of them are returning home.
Brooks Hays
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 7, 2014
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
By United Press International

Ukrainian opposition leader hurt as protesters try to stop police van

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Ukrainian opposition leader has been hospitalized after being severely beaten in clashes between anti-government protesters and police, authorities say.
Another statue of Lenin toppled in Ukraine

Another statue of Lenin toppled in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin was toppled in southern Ukraine in what police Saturday said was an ongoing wave of vandalism.
Secretary Kerry expresses "disgust" over Ukrainian crackdown on protestors

Secretary Kerry expresses "disgust" over Ukrainian crackdown on protestors

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement in response to the situation in the Ukraine, where the government responded aggressively to protestors early Wednesday morning in the capital.
JC Finley

British government issues travel warning for Ukraine

LONDON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The British government Tuesday warned its citizens who may be in Ukraine to avoid demonstrations in Kiev because of the potential for violence.
Biden calls Ukrainian president

Biden calls Ukrainian president

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich Monday to express his "deep concern" about the potential for violence in Ukraine, where demonstrators have been protesting since November 21 against the president's decision not to sign a trade deal with the European Union.
JC Finley
Ukrainian opposition offices raided

Ukrainian opposition offices raided

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Ukrainian opposition Batkivshina Political Party headquarters were raided by masked men yesterday.
JC Finley

Ukrainian police set up perimeter around Kiev protest site

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Ukrainian authorities closed three Kiev subway stations nearest the mass demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovych's regime Monday, officials said.

Barroso: EU stands in solidarity with Ukrainians

BRUSSELS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said Monday members of the European Union have a duty to stand by the people of Ukraine.

Protests continue in Kiev

Dec. 9 (UPI) --Protesters in Ukraine's capital city Kiev, smashed a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and brought the pieces to the center of the capital after Sunday's anti-government protests.
Justin Salhani
Ukrainian protesters topple Lenin statue [VIDEO]

Ukrainian protesters topple Lenin statue [VIDEO]

Dec. 9 (UPI)-- Protesters in Kiev brought down a statue of Soviet hero Vladimir Lenin on Sunday, the latest action by demonstrators opposed to the Ukrainian government's decision to move away from the European Union and closer to Russia.
JC Finley
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Vladimir Lenin
A Russian Communist activist holds a portrait of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin before his visit Mausoleum at the Red Square in Moscow April 22, 2006. Today communist supporters mark the 136th anniversary of the birth of Lenin.(UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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(Russian: Владимир Ильич Ульянов)

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), was a Russian revolutionary, author, lawyer, economic theorist, political philosopher, creator of the Soviet Communist Party, leader of the 1917 October Revolution, and founder of the USSR. As head of the Bolsheviks (1917–1924) he led the Red Army to victory in the Russian Civil War, before establishing the world's first officially socialist state. As a theorist, his extensive theoretical and philosophical contributions to Marxism produced Leninism.

Lenin was born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Russian: Владимир Ильич Ульянов; German: Wladimir Iljitsch Uljanow) on 22 April 1870 in the town of Simbirsk in the Russian Empire. Simbirsk, a rural town on the River Volga nearly 1,500 miles from the capital Saint Petersburg, would be renamed upon Ulyanov's death fifty-four years later as "Ulyanovsk" in his honour. That same year, Saint Petersburg itself would be renamed Leningrad after Ulyanov's better-known cadre name.

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