The Free Republic website reports today (November 25, 2011) that a "park bench" monument dedicated to Cold War victor Ronald Reagan was unveiled yesterday in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
Mikhail Saakashvili -- Georgia's pro-Western president -- proclaimed that the work "deserves a place in the heart of Tblisi," as he and his countrymen seek to honor Reagan for "destroying the Soviet empire."
In Poland, a new Reagan statue was dedicated near the U.S. Embassy earlier this month.
Lech Walesa -- the leader of Poland's Solidarity freedom movement in the early 1980s -- said, "Thirty years ago, defeating communism did not seem possible without a nuclear war." He added that the changes that occurred peacefully were the result of Ronald Reagan's presidency.