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Soviet-Era Monument Torn Down In Eastern Ukraine

A crowd in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk tore down a statue of Soviet-era leader Hryhoriy Petrovsky on January 29. Petrovsky, who led the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in the 1920s and 1930s, is seen as one of the architects of the mass famine known as the Holodomor that killed millions of Ukrainians. The statue was one of the last major Soviet monuments remaining in the region. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)