I’m at a loss to explain why there was still a statue of Lenin in Ukraine, or why it wasn’t riddled with bulletholes or melted into a puddle of slag by way of homemade thermite, but at least the Ukrainian government has passed a law banning all public displays of Soviet symbols. Many European nations have similar laws against displaying Nazi symbols, so getting rid of the symbols of an even *worse* system makes sense.
But some Ukranians decided that a better approach than tearing down the statue of Lenin was to dress it up a bit as a Dark Lord of the Sith. It’s unclear from this article whether the additions are just plastic, or whether they are more permanent. It pleases me to think that someone took a power saw and beheaded Lenin, melting the bronze down to cast, say, Darths chestplate. I suspect, though, that this is likely just plastic bits glued over the metal.