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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:22 AM

Soviet era statues sleep with the fishes

https://www.rferl.org/a/soviet-statues-underwater-off-crimea-peninsula/28023948.html



.... "The Alley Of Leaders, as the underwater site is called, began on August 25, 1992, when diving instructor Vladimir Borumenskiy lowered the first bust under the water.

.. ..the project began after the collapse of the U.S.S.R., when Soviet statues were being discarded and destroyed. The reviled sculptures were placed underwater "away from vandals' hands."...(more)

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:55 AM

1. Interesting. Never knew this. Thanks for posting!

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:22 AM

2. There are plenty of statues of Lenin in Russia.

I have seen them personally in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Not only that but Lenin's tomb is a place of national honor on Red Square. Stalin is buried right behind Lenin's mausoleum as well as a host of other Soviet dictators.

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