Lenin abides: On the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, his statues are still everywhere

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The Soviet Union is gone and its founding ideology discredited. But the atheistic and materialistic mindset endures as do a remarkable collection of Vladimir Lenin statues in every corner of the world.

Lenin’s statue overlooks the Arctic wilderness from a Russian mining community in Svalbard, Norway. / Tass
A statue of Lenin overlooks Kyrgyz Muslims praying in central Bishkek. / Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP

 

Lenin’s glare is frozen in the concrete of a dam in Talas, Kyrgyzstan. / Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters
Iconic and ironic cool in a Ulan Bator, Mongolia pool hall.
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