On the Vyborgskaya Side

Vladimir Lenin Monument

Vladimir Lenin Monument (October 2014)

The centre of Ploschad Lenina (Lenin Square) is marked by St Petersburg's main statue of Vladimir Lenin. The location of the statue is significant as it stands outside Finlyandsky Railway Station where Vladimir Lenin arrived on 3 April 1917 (new style: 16 April) after returning from Germany. Another odd coincidence is that the station was opened in 1870 on what was then Ulitsa Simbirskaya - Lenin was born in 1870 in Simbirsk. The statue was erected in 1926.  In 2009 it became a victim of a bomb attack which exploded a hole through Lenin's rear. The statue was later restored and put back in place. 

Location Ploschad Lenina
Metro Ploschad Lenina