Dec 02 2010

POTD: The last Karl Marx monument in Moscow

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

In Teatralnaya Square, directly across the street from the Bolshoi Theatre stands Moscow’s last remaining monument to Karl Marx, which was erected in 1961. The inscription reads “Proletariat of all countries, solidarity!” (aka “Workers of the world, unite!”) While the Communist Party still occasionally rallies around the monument, some have suggested replacing the monument with, among other things, a bronze statue of Vladimir Putin.

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2 Responses to POTD: The last Karl Marx monument in Moscow

  1. From Roger:


    But there should indeed be heroic bronze statues of Putin (and Yeltsin) – after all this the way good Russian serfs honour their tyrants.

    And at their best (the famously grotesque equestrian statue of Alexander III we’ve discussed here before frex) these can themselves be ironic acts of Aesopian resistance.

    Posted on December 3, 2010 at 7:41 am #


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