Saturday, February 16, 2013

Statues of old Old Comrades or Leaders

It has been in Kiev that I thought about the statues of the old communist leaders. What should be done with these statues? First let’s have a look at some of them, which are still standing noch only in Russia, Ukraine, but also in China and North Korea.

Statue of Lenin in Kiev - rather unobstrusive

Statue of Lenin in Arkhangelsk - overlooking the central place

Statue of Mao Zedong in Dandong - quite impressive

Statue of Mao Zedong in Kashgar - even more impressive impressive

Statue of Kim Il Sung - like most of them

What should be done with these statues? Well, it's up to people living there to decide, some as soon as they may have the right to do so. I would leave them as they are as these statues have a place in history.

Related links for this travel:
New Logic or No Interest in Business  

The Burnt Muffin

Love locks from the Black to the White Sea

Antoniyevo-Siysky Monastery (Антониево-Сийский монастырь)  

On changing Moldovan Lei in Odessa  

The Very Basic Guide to Russian  

Crime and Punishment (St. Petersburg)

Hram Ilias – the hidden silence near the Red Place in Moscow

Kishinev – the prologue of this year’s travels (2012)

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