Monuments to the Bolshevik leader have been dismantled in every town, village and city controlled by the Kiev-based government. Ukraine has removed all 1, statues of the communist revolutionary Lenin following a government drive to rid the country of Soviet-era symbols. Monuments to the Bolshevik leader have been dismantled in every town, village and city controlled by the Kiev-based government that brought down pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych three years ago, according to officials. The anti-Soviet initiative, which also orders the renaming of streets and cities, was made law by President Petro Poroshenko in May , according to The Times.
RIVNE, Ukraine — The target lived on the sixth floor of a cheerless, salmon-colored building on Vidinska Street, across from a thicket of weeping willows. Oleg Smorodinov found him there, rented a small apartment on the ground floor, and waited. He had gotten the name from his two handlers in Moscow. Find them, they told Mr. Smorodinov, and he set off. He was already boasting to friends that he was a spy. Each person on the list was assigned a code name related to flowers.