Sep 23 2010

POTD: Lenin watching over Oktyabrskaya Ploshchad

by in Eastern Europe & the Caucasus, Photo of the Day, Russia

lenin statue

There aren’t too many Lenin statues still standing these days. This particular statue is located on Oktyabrskaya Ploshchad (October Square), a short walk from the dorm I lived in while studying in Moscow for a few months in 2003. Dedicated in 1985 by Moscow’s then mayor, Boris Yeltsin, this was the last statue of Lenin to be erected in the city. It’s now home to a thriving skater community.

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