On the small island between the Levy Bereg and Bolshaya Volga sides of the city is Dubna’s most famous sight – the giant Vladimir Lenin Monument. This is the second tallest Lenin statue in the world after the one which stands on the Volga-Don Canal in Volgograd. In Dubna Lenin stands 25m tall on a 12m pedestal. The statue was installed in 1937 and was originally facing an equally immense Joseph Stalin monument. However during the time of De-Stalinisation the Stalin monument was destroyed, although part of the pedestal remains.