“We didn’t want to vandalise the statue but the monument to Lenin was due to be dismantled in connection with the new law...I decided to take a monument to Lenin and transform it into a monument to Darth Vader, because at this moment Darth Vader is a political figure in Ukraine,” Milov added, in the same BBC report.
Milov also added a WiFi router in Vader's head, effectively combining the old-world with the new, and putting a decidedly American spin on what was once a monument to Soviet Russia.
Rarely has the Dark Side looked so good.
Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. His favorite Star Wars character is Storm Trooper #43. Follow him @wilfulton
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