By Justin Worland
October 25, 2015

A statue memorializing Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in the Ukraine has been transformed into a monument to Darth Vader.

The new statue, first reported by the news site Dumskaya, was unveiled Friday in the city of Odessa. It comes in the wake of a law requiring “decommunization” in Ukraine. Instead of destroying the statue it its entirety, artist Aleksander Milov was selected to modify it. Much of the statue remained the same as Milov replaced Lenin’s head with a helmet and turned his coast into a cape. The statue is also now a wi-fi hotspot.

The new statue comes as Star Wars fans prepare for the first new film in the franchise in a decade. Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters this December.

[Dumskaya]

 

Write to Justin Worland at justin.worland@time.com.

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