Dismantled legally about the condemnation of the crimes of communism, the monuments to Soviet leaders, among them Lenin, can be placed in the National Museum of the life and architecture of Ukraine, said the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of culture Vyacheslav Kirilenko.
The Verkhovna Rada had passed a law banning the Communist and the national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine, as well as their symbolism. In connection with the adoption of this law in Ukraine, for example, the need to rename a number of settlements named after events or figures of the Soviet period, as well as to carry the majority of the monuments.
"National Museum of rural life and architecture is ready to provide areas for the placement of monuments to Lenin and other Soviet chapters that will be dismantled in Accordance with the legislative act," said Kirilenko.
He said that in connection with the entry into force of the law " about the condemnation of the Communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of imposing their symbolism, the monuments to the leaders of the party and the repressive organs of the USSR are obliged to be dismantled.
Kirilenko explained that the act requires local authorities to dismantle monuments to the persons involved in the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, political repression, the persons who held the positions of head of the Communist party, the highest bodies of power and administration of the USSR, the Ukrainian SSR (SSR), other Soviet republics (with the exception of persons whose activity was largely associated with the development of Ukrainian science and culture), employees of the Soviet security agencies, the events connected with the activities of the Communist party, the establishment of Soviet power in Ukraine or in a separate administrative-territorial units, the battle against the participants of the struggle for independence of Ukraine in the twentieth century.