Standing in small gardens on the south side of Teatralnaya Ploschad (which could easily be mistaken for the north side of Ploschad Revolyutsi) is a statue to the founder of Communism - Karl Marx. The statue was unveiled in 1961 and has Marx carved out of a grey granite block. The pedestal is engraved with the phrase "Workers of the World, Unite!". The sculptor earned its creator Lev Kerbel the Lenin Prize the following year. Behind the statue is a fountain.