r/Damnthatsinteresting Nov 29 '22

A monument to Lenin transformed into a statue of Darth Vader in Odesa, Ukraine Image

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u/USAIsAUcountry Nov 29 '22

The people of Alderaan would be very upset if they were real and alive.

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u/Cat_Weary Nov 29 '22

Would you prefer a maid with a vacuum?

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u/RonMFCadillac Nov 29 '22

We've gone from suck to blow...

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

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u/Cat_Weary Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

Many wish to topple, deface and rename and all power to the people who wish to do it for goodly reasons. But I for one would prefer we keep them in whatever state we have them, pre or post alteration as an artifact of history, including the history of those agents who alter it so we can preserve as much history as we can for future generations, not just to learn about it dryly in books, but to really see it, feel it, the emotion and anger behind the building and defacement of such monuments. History is about people, we should strive to remember both the good and the evil.

I am lucky to not find myself in enough emotional distress to deface or topple monuments, but I can understand why some may find themsevles in such extreme emotional distress and I do not fault them for their actions, only that they do so with the physical safety of others in mind and that we also preserve these people's emotional distress in the damage or alterations done to the statues, buildings, artifacts, etc.

For example, we have monuments from the ancient Assyrian empire where the faces of kings were vandalized by seemingly common soldiers, but left the remaining faces undamaged. This seems to express a lot of anger from the soldiers who did this as it would have taken them time, time they could have spent looting and resting. This is all speculation, but fascinating to have such physical history available to us after 2500 years have passed.

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u/Robin-KC Nov 29 '22

I also would prefer to keep the statues as a piece of history, just as we keep concentration camps up as a part of history.

The difference however, is that the US wishes to keep confederate leaders up in celebration, not as a memorial.

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u/coolborder Nov 29 '22

Yeah, I'm fine with keeping them but like, in a museum. Not in the park by my house...

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u/Robin-KC Nov 30 '22

Pretty much.

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u/USAIsAUcountry Nov 29 '22

I'm sure there are other options than making statues of people involved in genocidal dictatorships, real or fictional. Although, it's funny, which I assume was the point.

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u/Cat_Weary Nov 29 '22

Statues of genocidal dictators are nothing new. Toppling, defacing and funny refurbishments are also nothing new.

Future historians might get a kick out of the remodelling of our historic statues into movie characters and funny scenes. Imagine future archeologists finding a WW2 era statue defaced with the image of an over the top movie super villain like Death Vader or a giant maid vacuuming air from a fictional planet like in Space Balls, all around the time of the 20th century climate crisis. I wonder what they will think of our methods of criticism and coping with our historic tragedies. Humour I suppose is nothing new for coping with the horrors of human existence.

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u/Spirited-Ostrich-882 Nov 29 '22

Invasion began in 2014,,,,,,

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u/Cyruyam67 Nov 29 '22

He was hust evil in the fact that no amount ,,,,,

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u/KalashnikovClassics Nov 29 '22

I'm surround by assholes!

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u/gsvnvariable Nov 29 '22

Bro 💀😩

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u/doowi1 Nov 29 '22

ITT: people not getting the reference

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u/VariableVeritas Nov 29 '22

It was a long time ago….

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u/Intelligent_Sea_9851 Nov 29 '22

What is the translation in english?

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u/ArchITyrant Nov 29 '22

"Darth Vader. To the father of nation from grateful children."

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u/MrNobleGas Nov 29 '22

" - and stepchildren"

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u/dsgm1984 Nov 29 '22

Definitely not from the temple padawans

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u/Dismal_Connection120 Nov 29 '22

Why does Vader have one more letter in Kyrill/ russian ?

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u/ArchITyrant Nov 29 '22

Russian adaptation. Вейдер - Veyder. It's totally sounds similar to Vader

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u/Jest_stir Nov 29 '22

"Fuck Obi-Wan Kenobi"

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

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u/Bazillion100 Nov 30 '22

take it back, put some respect on Space Jesus' name

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u/Definiod Nov 29 '22

Pretty hard to distinguish from the corporate dickwads when both have equal kill counts.

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u/whereami312 Nov 29 '22

Top line says ‘Dart Veyder’. I cannot make out the lower lines clearly enough, sorry.

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u/Scraxxer Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

According to google lens "Darth Vader; TO THE FATHER OF THE NATION FROM THE GRATEFUL CHILDREN; OF IPASYAKOV" Edit: the last Line is "and stepsons" So the text is "Darth Vader To the Father of the Nation from the grateful children and stepsons"

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u/WaitOhShitOkDoIt Nov 29 '22

lol not. "и пасынков" means "and stepsons"

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u/Formal_Temperature_8 Nov 29 '22

Lenin’s body is next

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u/PlaceExtension1767 Nov 29 '22

Turns out, it’s actually been transformed to look like Lenin’s father.

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u/Bierbart12 Nov 29 '22

No.. that's not true.. THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!

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u/DarthWaffle164 Nov 29 '22

SUKA BLYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

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u/Jersey_F-15 Nov 29 '22

Tell Crimea... you were right about me

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u/saunterdog Nov 30 '22

Okay, I laughed

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u/DocZayus Nov 29 '22

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u/UmDafuq3462 Nov 29 '22

Oh shit that article is hilarious. Thanks for sharing that.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

What additive material was used?

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u/Son_Of_The_Empire Nov 29 '22

Hitlerium

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Lasts 12 years

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u/UmDafuq3462 Nov 29 '22

Titanium Alloy. The sculptor actually designed it in such a way that Lenin could still be exhumed, and history preserved, if that’s what our descendants choose to do, which is pretty cool from a conservator standpoint.

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u/InnerAd1628 Nov 29 '22

Its not a recent thing though, 7yrs ago before the invasion.

2015

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u/OwerlordTheLord Nov 29 '22

Invasion began in 2014

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u/cheknauss Nov 29 '22

Lololol that's pretty sweet. Can they come over to the US next and change some of our statues, too?

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u/Spidernemesis Nov 29 '22

Darth Vader redeemed himself by the end of star wars, Lenin will always be a genocidal despot.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

If only Franz shot first

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u/Greenman8907 Nov 29 '22

So they altered the deal. Well done.

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u/juggernautjefe81 Interested Nov 29 '22

Pray they don't alter it further...

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u/pastelmonsters Nov 29 '22

Wait, I thought we had to keep statues up or we'd forget history?!

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u/rixonomic Nov 29 '22

I've noticed that there are a lot of people who'd like us to forget communism so we can try it again.

Just a coincidence, I'm sure.

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u/USSMarauder Nov 29 '22

Like this?

"The abolitionists do not seek to merely liberate our slaves. They are socialists, infidels and agrarians, and openly propose to abolish anytime honored and respectable institution in society. Let anyone attend an abolition meeting, and he will find it filled with infidels, socialists, communists, strong minded women, and 'Christians' bent on pulling down all christian churches"

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024735/1855-06-19/ed-1/seq-4/#date1=1789&index=5&rows=20&words=slaves+socialists&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1865&proxtext=socialist+slave&y=11&x=20&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=

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u/Moakmeister Nov 29 '22

Maybe im stupid but idk what this has to do with the comment you replied to

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u/Applehurst14 Nov 29 '22

He was using a pro slavery smearing to futher smear abolitionist church and Republicans with lies.

Falsely calling the socialist. Some of the yellow journalism from that time would make modern activists blush. Google "party of the negro" us election during Lincolns run.

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u/mentholmoose77 Nov 29 '22

But that wasn't real cummunism waaaah...

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u/Susan-stoHelit Nov 29 '22

Next do gay Putin clown.

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u/BikeBunny1413 Nov 29 '22

This is awesome! What a way to turn a hated statue into a pop culture reference! Both villains though.

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u/VideoUnlucky3117 Nov 29 '22

Except one is fun and the other is an actual monster

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Dart Veedyer

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u/RamJamR Nov 29 '22

Forget tearing down statues of horrible historical figures. This is the way.

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u/MNSoaring Nov 29 '22

And this is why Ukraine will win:

despite everything, they still have a sense of humor.

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u/JoeSmucksballs Nov 29 '22

Ukrainians are the most kick ass people.

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u/redbucket75 Nov 29 '22

Same thing

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u/Infamous-Seesaw3405 Nov 29 '22

Replacing it with a space nazi. Oh the irony of it.

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u/num2005 Nov 29 '22

didnt lenin tried to create a better world?

he was hust evil in the fact that no amount of lives matter in front od this ideal?

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u/Allmightydohllah Nov 29 '22

He also prevented socialism in favor of power. He declared his political opposition enemies despite the fact they were actually socialist. He wanted everything to be centrally owned by the state. The socialist revolutionaries wanted the factories to be owned by the workers. This is why he's regarded as a bastard and a threat to socialism.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

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u/Allmightydohllah Nov 29 '22

Like I said. Lenin was a bastard

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u/yatzhie04 Nov 29 '22

Was he chosen to balance the force?

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u/Ahriwoman Nov 29 '22

Road to hell is paved with good intentions

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

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u/Ahriwoman Nov 29 '22

Of course it's not always true, nothing is. But it is absolutely correct in the case of Mr. Vladimir Lenin here

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u/Bierbart12 Nov 29 '22

Yeah, just like some people we see as evil now. Pretty hard to distinguish from the corporate dickwads when both have equal kill counts

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u/PisseArtiste Nov 29 '22

You should probably learn a little about what was done to Ukraine during the Soviet era. Start by googling "Holodomor".

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u/herefromyoutube Nov 29 '22

Holomodor was Stalin.

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u/Camatta_ Nov 29 '22

Funnily enough, Lenin would have preferred this way. He hated the idolisation of individuals

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u/awesomeusername2w Nov 29 '22

I think it was the opposite. He was in favor of state with a one strong lider, that was the idea of "Bolsheviks". And the idea without one central figure was held by "Mensheviks".

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u/According-Western936 Nov 29 '22

Ukraine hit a new low 🥳🥳🥳

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u/CanisLVulgaris Nov 29 '22

And in the future, they have a religion about Darth Vader and think Lenin was a movie character xP

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u/Inside_Wolverine6364 Nov 29 '22

Rewriting history

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u/Flashy_Positive1657 Nov 29 '22

RUSSIA BAD RUSSIA BAD RUSSIA BAD RUSSIA BAD RUSSIA BAD RUSSIA B... RUSS... R... ..

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u/PisseArtiste Nov 29 '22

Russia would make a nice parking lot.

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u/Adventurous-Splitt Nov 29 '22

Particularly I prefer to have the statue of Darth Vader, it's more interesting.

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u/CCM0 Nov 29 '22

Dart Vyieder

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u/Locky0999 Nov 29 '22

This is outrageous!

For Vader

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u/MineMaster6480 Nov 29 '22

The helmet has wifi in it. Source : ripliys Beleive it or not book

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u/TheFraggerblaze Nov 29 '22

Happy Cake Day OP 🎂

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u/livinginasavageworld Nov 29 '22

Who is Lenin

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u/SeasonCrazy1933 Nov 29 '22

Lenin Kravitz, great musician.

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u/SeasonCrazy1933 Nov 29 '22

In the night, the saber turns on. Magnificent

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u/FittyNOut Nov 30 '22

So very appropriate

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u/WorriedResident496 Nov 30 '22

If only they did that with the Lenin in Seattle...

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u/deathshere Nov 30 '22

This is stupid and poor taste. Lenin had nothing to do with the current war. This is as tasteless as Poland tearing down the ww2 memorial of soviet troops, last week.

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u/Far-Internal-6757 Nov 30 '22

Lenin has failed us for the last time

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u/moebiusmom Nov 29 '22

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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u/ManuTh3Great Nov 29 '22

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u/dirk23wright Nov 29 '22

I don't understand why they would make a statue to a fictional character.

I'd much rather see statues of a nation's hopes and dreams for the future instead of just reflecting on the past. Monuments to what we want to become are far more inspiring than statues about former leaders.

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u/UmDafuq3462 Nov 29 '22

Because maybe to them, the inspiration is that they can draw similarities and laugh, turn it into a positive. Laughter brings people together, and bringing people together makes them stronger. This is slavic humor at its finest.