List of places named after Vladimir Lenin

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This is a list of places which are located all around the world named or renamed in honor of famous Russian revolution leader Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the pen name Lenin.

Cities, towns, settlements and districts[edit]

Former Soviet Union[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Armenia[edit]

  • Leninakan (1924–1990) — Gyumri

Kazakhstan[edit]

  • Leninsk (1958–1995) — Baikonur
  • Leninogorsk (1941–2002) — Ridder

Moldova[edit]

Russia[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

  • Leninsk (?-?) — Asaka

Cities, towns, settlements and districts[edit]

Eastern Europe[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Streets and squares[edit]

Almost every town in the Soviet Union had a street named after Lenin. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of those were renamed, but many others retained their names. This concerns also the names of city districts. Listed below are some of the streets named after Lenin, mostly outside the former Soviet Union.

On 15 May 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a bill into law that started a six months period for the removal of communist monuments and the mandatory renaming of settlements and (the many) streets and squares etcetera with a name related to Communism.[1] Places in Crimea, the Donetsk Republic, and Lugansk Republic were not practically affected by this law due to a lack of Ukrainian control in those areas.

Former Soviet Union[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Belarus[edit]

  • Lenina ulitsa (Lenin Street), Minsk
  • Plošča Lenina (Lenin square, metro station), Minsk

Georgia[edit]

Estonia[edit]

  • Lenini prospekt (Lenin Prospekt), ?–1994, now Joala tänav; Narva[2]
  • Lenini puiestee (Lenin Avenue), ?–1991, now Pikk tänav; Pärnu[2]
  • Lenini puiestee (Lenin Avenue), 1950–1991, now Rävala puiestee; Tallinn[2]
  • V. I. Lenini puiestee (V. I. Lenin Avenue), now Viru puiestee; Sillamäe[2]
  • Lenini tänav (Lenin Street), 1951–1990, now Uus tänav; Kuressaare[2]
  • Lenini tänav (Lenin Street), ?–1989, now Kesktänav; Põltsamaa[2]
  • Lenini tänav (Lenin Street), ?–1994; Tapa[2]
  • Lenini tänav (Lenin Street), ?–1989, now Kesktänav and Riia tänav; Valga[2]
  • Lenini tänav (Lenin Street), ?–1990, now Jüri tänav; Võru[2]
  • Lenini väljak (Lenin Square), ?–1991, now Riiamäe plats; Tartu[2]
  • V. I. Lenini tänav (V. I. Lenin Street), ?–1992, now Jaama tänav; Jõhvi[2]

Kazakhstan[edit]

  • Lenina ulitsa (Lenin Street) – now Dostyk, Almaty

Lithuania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Streets and squares[edit]

Eastern Europe[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

  • Lenin Boulevard – now Carigradsko shose, Sofia
  • Lenin Square – now Sveta Nedelya ploshchad, Sofia

Hungary[edit]

  • Lenin körút (Lenin boulevard) – now Tisza Lajos körút, Szeged
  • Lenin körút (Lenin boulevard) – now Erzsébet körút and Teréz körút, Budapest

Romania[edit]

  • Lenin street – now Revoluţiei (Forradalom) street Târgu Mureş

Czechoslovakia[edit]

  • Leninova ulice (Lenin Street) — now Evropská třída, Prague
  • Leninova ulice (Lenin Street) — now Kounicova ul., Brno
  • Leninova ulice (Lenin Street) — now Klišská ul., Ústí nad Labem
  • Leninova ulice (Lenin Street) — now ul. Palackého, Plzeň
  • Leninova ulice (Lenin Street) — now ul. E. Beneše, Písek
  • Leninova ulice (Lenin Street) – now Nádražní, Krnov
  • Leninovo nábrežie (Lenin riverbank) — now Nábrežie Jána Pavla II., Poprad
  • ulica V. I. Lenina (V. I. Lenin Street)[3]Šoporňa
  • Leninova (Lenin (metro station)) – now Dejvická, Prague

Places and parks[edit]

Eastern Europe[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

  • Lenin rayonu (Lenin city district), Baku

Belarus[edit]

  • Leninskiy rayon (Ленинский район ~ Lenin city district), Minsk

Bulgaria[edit]

  • Technical school for electrical engineering "Lenin" (Техникум по электротехнике "Ленин"), Plovdiv

Cuba[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Závody V. I. Lenina (V. I. Lenin Works) – now Škoda Plzeň, Plzeň
  • Muzeum V. I. Lenina (V. I. Lenin Museum) – now Lidový dům ČSSD (People's House of ČSSD), Prague

Estonia[edit]

  • Lenini rajoon (Lenin city district), Tallinn

Russia[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Romania[edit]

  • Raionul Lenin (Lenin city district), Bucharest

Ukraine[edit]

Streets and squares[edit]

Western Europe[edit]

France[edit]

Finland[edit]

Germany[edit]

Italy[edit]

"Master and Guide of the Revolution of the proletariat, the founder of the first socialist state in the world." Lenin Avenue in Luanda.


United Kingdom[edit]

  • Lenin Terrace, Chopwell / England
  • Lenin Terrace, Stanley / England
  • Bevin Court, London, England, was originally intended be called Lenin Court. However, two letters of the building's sign were replaced to rename it after Ernest Bevin who died between its completion and inauguration. A bust of Lenin in the grounds was left in place, but was eventually removed after having been repeatedly vandalised by right-wing extremists.

Africa[edit]

Angola[edit]

  • Avenida Lenin (Lenin Avenue), Luanda

Mozambique[edit]

  • Avenida Vladimir Lenine (Vladimir Lenin Avenue), Maputo

South Africa[edit]

Somalia[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

  • Rue Lénine (Lenin Street), Tunis

Asia[edit]

India[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

  • Lenin River, a river in the interior of Sarawak

Vietnam[edit]

Other[edit]

A large number of enterprises and other objects in the former Soviet Union and other countries of the Socialist bloc were named after Lenin: for example, the nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin and Lenin Stadium. Additionally, every reasonably large settlement had a Lenin Street or Lenin Avenue ("Leninsky Prospekt").

See also[edit]

References[edit]