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    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
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    Young people cool down near a fountain in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, 29 July 2011, with a monument to Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin in the background.

    Vladimir Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary and the leader of the Bolshevik Party and the October Revolution. He was the first leader of the USSR and the government that assumed power at the end of 1917.

    Tens of thousands of statues, busts, and monuments to Lenin were erected across the now-defunct Soviet Union and allied nations, then later torn down after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Many, however, remain with each large Russian town or city usually boasting at least one.

    Lenin monuments can be found all over the world, including Cuba, Vietnam, Germany, Northern Ireland, the US, the Netherlands, and Antarctica.

    The Soviet Union was a country that existed between 1922 and 1991. It was succeeded by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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