This 7 November marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live forever!
A century after the revolution, the influence of its leader Vladimir Lenin remains on monuments built across the former Soviet Union states.
Only in Belarus there are about 400 busts, monuments and statues that will give you a glimpse of a cult of personality and idolatry.
Here’s a look at some of the remnants of Lenin’s image still being alive in Minsk.
Zair Azgur memorial museum-workshop, a”classical” museum with plenty of Soviet artifacts
The only pre-war monument to the leader near Minsk city clinical hospital № 3
The rare monument of young Lenin is at the territory of gymnasium № 75 on Sverdlova Street
Probably the most recognizable Lenin statue in Minsk stands at the Independence Square
Vladimir Ilyich giving a speech or showing a way to a brighter future on the Volgogradskaya Street
This is one of the few Lenins, which you can touch. Perhaps this is why a tradition to rub Lenin’s nose and make a wish has appeared.
The bas-relief is at the metro station “Ploshchad Lenina”.
“Learn, learn, and learn.” Looks like Lenin’s advice to young people is still relevant to the students of school № 84
Are you a fan of the Soviet spirit? Then you should definitely visit these 10 cult places of Minsk where it is still breathing!