The reason that I maintain that svidomy are a subset of sovoks is because they don’t just topple mass produced monuments to Lenin – they seek to rewrite their entire Russian imperial heritage.
For instance, this is what the Maidanists and their Western supporters refer to as “de-Communization”.
A couple of days ago, the Suvorov monument at the Kiev Suvorov Military School – now the Ivan Bogun Military High School – was removed, and will be transferred to Switzerland.
What does this remind one of?
Bolsheviks toppling a monument to Admiral Nakhimov in Sevastopol, Crimea as a symbol of Russian imperialism, chauvinism, and colonialist exploitation in 1928.
PS. Who was Ivan Bogun, whose name replaced Suvorov’s at that school? Some Ukrainian non-entity who switched sides between the Russians and the Poles multiple times during the Khmelnytsky Uprising, before the latter finally had him executed. So quite the appropriate symbol for Ukraine, come to think of it. Who was Suvorov? One of the most accomplished generals in history, who amongst the other things commanded the Russian armies that liberated Crimea and southern Novorossiya from the Ottoman Empire during the late 18th century. If the Ukrainians want to get rid of Suvorov so much, perhaps they could also vacate the entirety of the Black Sea coastline and drop any claims on Crimea? Just to make extra sure that no trace of the Russian colonialist legacy remains.
PS. Just noticed that Insomniac Resurrected has also just written about this and made the same points:
“Suvorov out. Decolonisation marches forth”. Indeed. Now it just needs to be taken to its logical conclusion.