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Monuments of Lenin 100 Years After Russian Revolution

IN PICTURES: A look at statues spread across the former Soviet Union honoring Russian Revolution leader Vladimir Lenin.

A century after the Russian Revolution, the influence of Vladimir Lenin remains on monuments built across the former Soviet Union in honor of his legacy.

Lenin was born in 1870 and became one of the 20th Century's most important leaders as the revolution inspired by Karl Marx transformed Russia and influenced socialists around the world for decades.

As the leader of the socialist state, Lenin redistributed land and nationalized industry and banks in a bid to champion the working class. 

When he died in 1924, Soviet authorities displayed his body in a mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square where it lies to this day.

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A monument to Lenin stands at a park of the Siberian town of Uzhur in Krasnoyarsk region.
A monument to Lenin stands at a park of the Siberian town of Uzhur in Krasnoyarsk region. Photo:Reuters
A damaged monument to Lenin lies at a private abandoned courtyard outside Tbilisi, Georgia.
A damaged monument to Lenin lies at a private abandoned courtyard outside Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo:Reuters
A monument to Lenin stands in a park in Yevpatoriya, Crimea.
A monument to Lenin stands in a park in Yevpatoriya, Crimea. Photo:Reuters
A cobalt glass mosaic panel with a portrait of Lenin is seen at the Krasnoyarsk hydro electric power station, second largest in Russia, located on the Yenisei River.
A cobalt glass mosaic panel with a portrait of Lenin is seen at the Krasnoyarsk hydro electric power station, second largest in Russia, located on the Yenisei River. Photo:Reuters
A panel with a portrait of Lenin and an abandoned building are seen at the 30 km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the abandoned village of Orevichi, Belarus.
A panel with a portrait of Lenin and an abandoned building are seen at the 30 km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the abandoned village of Orevichi, Belarus. Photo:Reuters
A monument to Lenin stands in the settlement of Kovylnoye in the Razdolnensky district of Crimea.
A monument to Lenin stands in the settlement of Kovylnoye in the Razdolnensky district of Crimea. Photo:Reuters
Monuments of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin stand at a museum of social realism in Frumushika/nova, Odessa region, Ukraine.
Monuments of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin stand at a museum of social realism in Frumushika/nova, Odessa region, Ukraine. Photo:Reuters
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