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How Many Lenin Monuments Are There In My City

Updated on September 13, 2009

I live in Orsk, Russia. It is a city with 280.000 inhabitants. Communism ruled here for 70 years. A great number of Lenin monuments in every city of the country is the consequence of it.

How do you think: How many Lenin monuments did we need in my city at the Soviet Union time?

The answer is 14.

So each Lenin monument accounts approximately for 20.000 people. If the USA had Lenin monuments there would be 14.000 monuments in the whole country.

The slogan of the Soviet time in Russia was LENIN LIVED, LENIN LIVES, LENIN WILL LIVE!

I am not sure about his body. It is dead indeed. And you can see it in the mausoleum in Moscow.

But what about his images they are all about Russia. Very few of them have been demolished. The main street in my city carries the name of Lenin, too.

But the figure of Lenin has lost his meaning for Russia and many children don't even know whose monuments these are.


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    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Most dictators plaster themselves all over the place to create a cult of personality. I enjoyed your Hub. Nicely done. Welcome to the Hub Pages Community!

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      serpav 8 years ago

      Welcome to Orsk again!!!

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      The Rising Glory 8 years ago from California

      I've been at that monument!! Fun to see it again.