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Monuments of Lenin Can Be Removed from Russian Cities
22.11.2012 09:12
Monuments of Lenin Can Be Removed from Russian Cities

Russian lawmakers believe it is time to remove monuments to the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, from Russian towns and cities. The initiative of the mass “De-Leninization” was supported by two fractions of the Russia's State Duma.

      The politicians say the Lenin's memorials should be re-located in museums or alleys with statues of other historic persons, as it will be more convenient to look after them there and  to safe from vandalism.

      Soviet-legacy statues of Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin) can still be seen in central squares of almost all Russian towns. There is hardly a single settlement in the country without a street named after the Bolshevik leader. Most citizens simply can't imagine their cities' views without Lenin monuments, though many of those constructions are in a very bad condition.

      Even if the initiative is supported by all the Duma's fractions (which is unlikely), it will be only a proposal for municipal authorities to discuss the question with the people or to hold referendums.

      Meanwhile, as expected, the Communist party (KPRF) is strongly opposed to the idea of removing monuments to their key ideologist. “Lenin is the founding father of the Russian Federation. Same as George Washington in America,” some party's members claimed.



Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian monuments Vladimir Lenin Russian history Russian cities  

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