In Minsk, Belarus an opposition youth group known as Malady Front is protesting for the renaming of a subway station currently named after Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. Built in 1992, ‘Lenin Square Station’ is one of the city’s central subway stations. Malady Front activist Eduard Lobaw told BelaPAN, a local news source, “We can’t accept the fact that one of our central subway stations bears the name of the initiator of the ‘red terror’. About 40 million people fell victim to the Communist regime in the Soviet Union alone. Communism claimed nearly 120 million lives around the world.'”
Malady Front has applied for permission from the Minsk city government to stage a demonstration to raise awareness about the issue. The demonstration would take place in Independence Square on November 7, the anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik coup.