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dogstar4000
08-04-2006, 04:44 AM
Hello,

I wonder if any of you could tell me where this particular statue of Lenin stands, or where it once stood - I know a lot of them have been removed over the years.

Ive already checked this site http://www.connection.se/hem/anders/resor/lenin/ but it isnt listed here.

Many Thanks for any suggestions.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/shp2004/lenin.JPG

dogstar4000
08-04-2006, 04:44 AM
Hello,

I wonder if any of you could tell me where this particular statue of Lenin stands, or where it once stood - I know a lot of them have been removed over the years.

Ive already checked this site http://www.connection.se/hem/anders/resor/lenin/ but it isnt listed here.

Many Thanks for any suggestions.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/shp2004/lenin.JPG

dogstar4000
08-05-2006, 02:26 AM
Ok, just one quick bump - in case the all-knowing internet machine forgot to read my post.

If nobody knows where this is/was, could anybody rule out Lvov for me?

Cheers.

GerritJ9
08-05-2006, 02:36 AM
I have visited Lviv and have not seen any statue of Lenin there, though they could have been removed since 1991. Judging by the background, though, it does not look like Lviv (which was almost undamaged during the war). What may further rule Lviv out is that since it was occupied in September 1939 by the Soviets and then by the Germans in June 1941 there may have not been enough time to raise statues of Lenin there- statues of Stalin would have been more likely given the Stalin cult of the times.

SaQSoN
08-05-2006, 03:54 AM
Ha-ha-ha!!! Man, it's not Lenin! It's Taras Shevchenko - the most prised (you may say a national hero-symbol) Ukrainian poet and artist, who lived in XIX century.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you where this monument located.

Edit: This monument located in Kharkov. Built in 1935. See detailed description of the monument with extencieve detail here:

http://kharkov.vbelous.net/english/shevchen.htm

PS Despite what your propaganda says, in the Soviet Union monuments were built not only to Stalin or Lenin. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The national cultures in the USSR republics were actually actively supported by communists (it could be done to keep extreme nationalism at bay, but still...).

dogstar4000
08-05-2006, 05:31 AM
Hi,

Many many thanks for that. Before you updated your post, just the name you gave led me here:
http://konst.org.ua/en/photoshow/104/40
That tells me all I needed to know, so thanks again.

Cheers,
Steven.