16 November 2006

A Different Lenin Statue

Anyone with a sense of history would remember that stereotype of Lenin statues. He was always portrayed in a trenchcoat against a wind, pointing with his arm wide up (nobody know where he is pointing, some say that it is to a new society). He has his old soviet style cap and his trade mark beard.

This statue is from the city of Ulyanovsk (which is named after Lenin, whose real name is Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov). He is portrayed as a schoolboy...

Ulyanovsk is a significant industrial city on the Volga River in Russia, 893 km east from Moscow.It is the administrative center of Ulyanovsk Oblast. Population: 635,947 (2002 Census). It is also home to UAZ, a large automobile manufacturing plant (producing some all-terrain vehicles, unsurprisingly named UAZ)

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