Motherland Monument as steeplejacks dismantle the coat of arms of the former Soviet Union from the shield of a 62-meter (102 meters with pedestal) Motherland Monument in Kyiv

Watch: Hammer and sickle removed from Kyiv's giant Soviet-era Motherland Monument

Workers remove a hammer and sickle from a gigantic sculptural figure that watches over the Ukrainian capital, as part of a campaign to remove Soviet symbols which has ramped up since Russia invaded la

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