Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

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  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

An Assessment of Population Immunity to the SARS CoV-2 is Planned in Russian Regions
More than 60 Beaches Opened in Sochi, Following New Requirements
The Union of Architects of Russia Announced a Competition for the Concepts of the Mausoleum without Lenin
A Pedestrian Zone Opened in the Historical Part of Penza
Orthodox Churches will Open in Moscow on June 6

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Architecture of St. Petersburg  Russian business  tourism  Swarm  St. Petersburg  Yury Levitan  Odnoklassniki  Active Travel  Russian rugby  Exhibitions in Moscow  business investments in Russia  Russian culture  Belokurikha  the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Perm Territory  Pavel Tchelitchew  Russian diplomacy  Sochi Olympic Games 2014  Russian cuisine  Russian Cinema  Zvenigorod Private Tour  Russian Poetry  Vladimir Nilov  Tragedy  what to do in Sochi  terrorism  Inza  Gennady Padalka  Russian tourism  Tver region  Amur Region  Evgeny Kuznetsov  travel to Russia  World Press Photo  train tickets Russia FIFA  Moscow  shopping in Moscow  Installations  Moscow hotels  Adygea  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Festivals in Moscow  Russian music  protest actions  Russian regions  active holidays in Russia  Vladimir Chambers  migration in Russia  Russian judo  road restrictions 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites