Friday, February 28, 2014

There is no more monument to Lenin in Poltava

The rising tide of demolition of remaining monuments to Vladimir Lenin has finally reached Poltava. On February 21, soon after the bloody events on EuroMaidan in Kyiv the monument in Poltava was toppled by furious crowd. You can see this video at

Two years ago I happened to visit Seattle (Washington). United States of America was always in the forefront of struggle against communism. Nevertheless the monument to Lenin in Seattle was erected in 1988 shortly before the fall of Czechoslovak communism during the 1989 Velvet Revolution.   

The monument to Lenin in Seattle
Despite popular belief, the monument to Lenin in Seattle was not toppled in the demonstrations during the fall of communism. Furthermore, it is pretty well cared by the local community. There is a cozy cafe next to the monument and I must say that such a neighborhood doesn’t annoy visitors at all. There are monuments to Lenin in Las Vegas, New York City, Atlantic City (New Jersey). In Sweden there is a monument to Lenin in Vittsjö.
The monument to Lenin in Vittsjö