. In Case You’ve Missed It Ukraine Topples Statue Symbolizing Bond With Russia: ‘It’s No Friendship Anymore’ « JO LEE MAGAZINE

HUFFPOST – The huge bronze statue was 26 feet tall, and showed a Ukrainian and a Russian worker on a plinth, holding a Soviet order of friendship. It was a symbolic gift from the Soviet Union to commemorate the reunification of Ukraine with Russia, but it had become increasingly controversial over the years as tensions between the countries grew. The monument stood right under the titanium “People’s Friendship Arch,” which is still standing. The rainbow-shaped structure stretches up to 164 feet, and was built in 1982 to honor the 60th anniversary of the Soviet Union. Explaining why he had taken the decision to remove the bronze statue.

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