Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies, recently published an op-ed in The New York Times entitled "Goodbye, Lenin?" (follow the link to read). The op-ed ran December 9, 2013 and addressed the tearing down of the statue of Vladimir Lenin on Sunday, December 8, 2013 during protests in Kiev against President Viktor Yanukovich.
Professor Senderovich also made an appearance on National Public Radio's The Takeaway on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 addressing the same issue. Follow the link here to hear the podcast.