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Decolonization in Ukraine

Memes about the decolonization of Ukraine tend to focus on two topics: speaking Ukrainian and the removal of monuments from Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. Memes about the former often use the phrase "тільки державною" ("only in the state language"), which references the language policy implemented by former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. These memes imply that speaking Ukrainian is an important step in the removal of colonial subjugation from Russia. Memes about the removal of Russian and Soviet monuments — primarily those of Vladimir Lenin, Catherine II, and Alexander Pushkin — often show them being covered in bird feces or replaced with other figures, such as former British Queen Elizabeth II or the raccoon stolen from the Kherson zoo.