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Vladimir Lenin Monument

Vladimir Lenin Monument (November 2014)

Kostroma's Lenin Monument is rather interesting due to the fact that it stands on a massive pedestal that was originally destined to become the base of a grandiose monument to the 300th Anniversary of the House of Romanov. By the Revolution only the pedestal had been completed, although it was envisaged that it would include 26 figures of people related to the rule of the Romanovs. Shortly after Lenin's death in 1924 it was decided instead to place a statue of him on the top of the empty pedestal.

Location Central Park