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Feliks Dzerzhinsky Monument

Feliks Dzerzhinsky Monument (March 2009)

On Ulitsa Derzhinskaya in Dzerzhinsky there is, as you might expect, a Feliks Dzerzhinsky Monument. Dzerzhinsky was a Polish revolutionary who went on to become the first head of the feared Chekha, which would develop into the KGB and was notorious for torture and summary executions. Although Moscow got rid of its own Iron Feliks after the fall of communism it is not too surprising that this statue to the controversial figure remains in the city that still bears his name.

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