National Newswatch

It was an audacious swipe at the Soviet Union, even if the Russian-led empire was on the brink of collapse.

The evening of Nov. 30, 1991, Borys Wrzesnewskyj and several other young Ukrainian Canadians propped a ladder against the huge Lenin statue in Kyiv’s central square, climbed up and painted the words “Freedom for Ukraine” across the Communist icon’s body.

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