Friday, October 23, 2015

Lenin Statue received the “Star Wars” -kostym – Västerbotten Folkblad

A statue of Vladimir Lenin in Ukrainian Odessa has turned to representing the “Star Wars” -skurken Darth Vader, writes The Guardian.

is UkrainianVice artist Alexander Milov behind “Darth Lenin”. The project was made possible thanks to a new law in Ukraine, which states that all the old communist symbols in the country should be removed.

The new statue will also earn more than an aesthetic purpose. The statue’s helmet sits namely a router that offers free wireless internet access around the site.

It is not the first time “Star wars” -figuren shows up in the Ukrainian newspaper headlines. Last year asked the politician Viktor Shevchenko up as Darth Vader in the country’s presidential election, but his candidacy was rejected.


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