Landmark Soviet statue reinstalled in Moscow

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A giant Soviet-era statue, the Worker and the Collective Farm Woman, was put back on its pedestal on November 28 in northeast Moscow after a five-year restoration

A giant Soviet-era statue, the Worker and the Collective Farm Woman, was put back on its pedestal on November 28 in northeast Moscow after a five-year restoration

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A giant Soviet-era statue, the Worker and the Collective Farm Woman, was put back on its pedestal on November 28 in northeast Moscow after a five-year restoration

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A giant Soviet-era statue, the Worker and the Collective Farm Woman, was put back on its pedestal on November 28 in northeast Moscow after a five-year restoration

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The Worker and the Collective Farm Woman by Vera Mukhina, one of the most prominent statues to shape Moscow's landscape, was dismantled for restoration in 2003.

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The Worker and the Collective Farm Woman by Vera Mukhina, one of the most prominent statues to shape Moscow's landscape, was dismantled for restoration in 2003.

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The statue was initially expected to be returned in 2005. Authorities cited lack of financing for repeated delays.

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The statue was initially expected to be returned in 2005. Authorities cited lack of financing for repeated delays.

© RIA Novosti . Grigory Sysoyev / Go to the photo bank

The 24.5-meter high steel statue was first showcased at an exhibition in Paris in 1937. It features two figures which seem to be moving briskly, holding aloft a hammer and sickle, the symbols of the Soviet Union.

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The 24.5-meter high steel statue was first showcased at an exhibition in Paris in 1937. It features two figures which seem to be moving briskly, holding aloft a hammer and sickle, the symbols of the Soviet Union.

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Although the statue was created to glorify communism, the enduring strength and grandeur of the image is cherished by many Muscovites.

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Although the statue was created to glorify communism, the enduring strength and grandeur of the image is cherished by many Muscovites.

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An exhibition hall for 5,000 visitors will be equipped in the statue's platform in 2010.

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An exhibition hall for 5,000 visitors will be equipped in the statue's platform in 2010.

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First Deputy Moscow Mayor Vladimir Resin said the statue would last several centuries after restoration.

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First Deputy Moscow Mayor Vladimir Resin said the statue would last several centuries after restoration.

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The statue is a logo for the leading Soviet and now Russian film studio Mosfilm.

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The statue is a logo for the leading Soviet and now Russian film studio Mosfilm.

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The official unveiling ceremony of the statue is scheduled for December 4.

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The official unveiling ceremony of the statue is scheduled for December 4.

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