List of statues of Vladimir Lenin
This article is a list of known monuments dedicated to Vladimir Lenin. Important regions and capital cities of countries are highlighted in bold. "Raining Lenins" is an interactive database mapping the fall of Lenin statues in Ukraine, and the existence of Lenin/Stalin Monuments across the World.
- 1 Africa
- 2 America
- 3 Antarctica
- 4 Asia
- 5 Europe
- 5.1 Armenia
- 5.2 Azerbaijan
- 5.3 Belarus
- 5.4 Bulgaria
- 5.5 Czech Republic
- 5.6 Denmark
- 5.7 Estonia
- 5.8 Finland
- 5.9 France
- 5.10 Georgia
- 5.11 Germany
- 5.12 Greece
- 5.13 Hungary
- 5.14 Italy
- 5.15 Kazakhstan
- 5.16 Latvia
- 5.17 Lithuania
- 5.18 Moldova
- 5.19 Netherlands
- 5.20 Norway
- 5.21 Poland
- 5.22 Romania
- 5.23 Russia
- 5.24 Spain
- 5.25 Sweden
- 5.26 United Kingdom
- 5.27 Ukraine
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
- 9 Further reading
- Meskel Square, Addis Ababa. The first Lenin statue in Africa, this monument was constructed in October 1983. The statue was toppled with the fall of the Derg government in 1991.
- Las Vegas - outside Red Square Restaurant, Mandalay Bay Hotel - Headless
- Atlantic City, New Jersey - in the Tropicana Casino
- New York City - on top of the Red Square apartment building, E. Houston St. in the East Village
- Seattle - Fremont neighborhood (See Statue of Lenin (Seattle))
- Head of Lenin, Los Angeles, California - outside a branch of the Ace Gallery, the Ace Museum, on the corner of La Brea Avenue and 4th Street.
- Kolkata - at the mouth of Lenin Sarani in Esplanade
- New Delhi
- Nehru Park, Delhi, Chanakyapuri >> - A life-size statue was erected on 1st November 1987 during the 70th anniversary of October Revolution. It was unveiled by then Soviet Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov, Indian Prime-minister Rajiv Gandhi and his wife Sonia Gandhi. Every year on 22 April members of the Communist Party of India and other Left-oriented political parties visit the place to commemorate Lenin's birthday.
- AKG Bhawan - A large bust of Lenin is located in the headquarters of the Communist Party of India in New Delhi. The white bust is installed right in front of the bust of A. K. Gopalan. The bust was a gift from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Before its final installation in the year 2010 it remained isolated in the Headquarters' backyard for several years.
Nearly every city and village in the country has a Lenin statue, usually located in the central square. The one in Bishkek was removed from the central square and is now located behind the national museum.
- Ulaanbaatar - in front of Ulaanbaatar Hotel and in close proximity to the Mongolian People's Party headquarters (removed on October 14, 2012). In a speech during the removal ceremony, Mayor Erdeniin Bat-Üül denounced Lenin and his fellow communists as "murderers".
- Dushanbe - the monument in central Freedom Square was replaced by a monument of Ismoil Somoni, while a second in Central Park was removed and replaced by a statue of Rudaki, Khujand, Nurak, Faizobod
- Ashgabat - erected in 1927 in the heart of the city
- Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu Street, adjacent to the Vietnamese Army museum
- Baku - the central monument was in front of the Government House, but was removed during the mass uprisings of 1990
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- Sofia - in Lenin Square (now St Nedelya Square), installed in 1966 and pulled down in January 1991; the site is now occupied by the Statue of Sveta Sofia
- Vítězné náměstí (formerly náměstí Říjnové Revoluce) - in the Dejvice quarter of Prague, pulled down in 1990; a war memorial now stands on the site
- Jõhvi - 1953–1991, sculptors Enn Roos, Arseni Mölder, Signe Mölder
- Kohtla-Järve - 1950–1992, copy of statue in Jõhvi
- Kallaste - 1988–19??
- Narva - 1957–1993, sculptor Olav Männi (a statue is still present inside Narva Castle)
- 1981–1990, sculptor Matti Varik created a replica of a monument built in Kotka in 1979
- Tallinn - 1950–1991, sculptor Nikolai Tomsky
- Berlin - created in 1970 by Nikolai Tomski in granite, 19m, at Leninplatz, removed in 1992 and buried outside Berlin. A bust of Lenin can still be seen on the wall of the former swimming pool of the Russian Embassy on Behrenstrasse and there is a stained glass window of Lenin in the Old Library on Bebelplatz. One statue of Lenin (approximately 2:1) is still standing in Brommystrasse (corner Köpenickerstrasse) in the yard of a removal company.
- Budapest - created in 1965 by Patzáy Pál, in City Park. In 1991 it was moved to Memento Park, Budapest. The Timewheel now stands on the former site.
- Cavriago - at Piazza Lenin (Italian for Lenin Square), near Reggio Emilia
- Capri - in the Gardens of Augustus
- Baikonur - located in the central square of the city
All statues were taken down in 1991 or soon after, most eventually winding up in Grutas Park. They were erected during the Soviet period and stood, among other places, in Vilnius (at least two statues, one of them together with Lithuanian communist leader Kapsukas), Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Jonava, Druskininkai, and Jurbarkas (the Jurbarkas Lenin is now part of an installation in Europos Parkas park in Vilnius).
- Druskininkai - 1981-1991, sculptor N.Petrulis
- Jonava - 1984-1991, sculptor K.Bogdanas
- Kaunas - 1970-1991, sculptor N.Petrulis
- Klaipėda - 1976-1991, sculptor G.Jokubonis
- Palanga - 1977-1991, sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich
- Panevėžys - 1983-1991, sculptor G. Jokubonis
- Šiauliai - 1970-1991, sculptors A. Toleikis and D. Lukosevicius
- 1952-1991, sculptor Nikolai Tomsky
- 1979-1991, "Lenin and Kapsukas in Poronino", sculptor K. Bogdanas
- Chișinău - at the Moldexpo site
- Rîbnița (Transistria) - main square
- Tiraspol (capital of unrecognised state of Transnistria) - outside the Parliament and City Soviet building
- Enschede - in front of the TwentseWelle Museum. It was placed in the context of an exhibition about the GDR.
In the Soviet Union, many cities had statues and monuments of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, the revolutionary and leader of the Russian SFSR, better known by the nom de plume Vladimir Lenin. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, many of them were destroyed without the consent of their creators. This happened even earlier in the European post-Communist states and in the Baltic states. However, in many of the former Soviet Republics (namely Russia, Belarus and Ukraine) many remain, and some new ones have been erected.
- Akhtubinsk - a monument installed in the town center, VI Lenin
- Almetyevsk - a monument installed in the center of the city on Lenin Square
- Arzamas - two monuments in the city, in the Cathedral Square and Peace Square
- Arkhangelsk - Only a few remain of the city's many monuments. The monument in the square is the last major Lenin monument to be established in the Soviet Union, in 1988. Others stand in Solombala on the Square, Terekhina on the street, and Gagarin in the yard.
- Astrakhan - monument installed in the square, VI Lenin
- Bakhchysarai (disputed Crimea)
- Balakovo - Saratov region, two monuments
- Barnaul - three on the main avenue, and one in Upland Park. Because of the drapery which is present in the composition of the monument near the street Anatolia, a Lonely Planet guide to Russia has called the monument "Lenin Toreador".
- Belgorod - at Cathedral Square (the former Revolution Square), in Lenin Park, near the now-current cinema "Falcon", and a bust in the Belgorod Dairy Plant (BMP)
- Berezniki - Lenin Square (about Palace of Culture, Lenin)
- Bogoroditsk - town center
- Boksitogorsk - central square (Lenin Square)
- Dubna - 25 m, the second tallest; 15 m statue on a 10 m pedestal
- Dedovsk - a small monument is located opposite the branch of RSCU in the street of Gagarin
- Dimitrovgrad - the town square - the square of the Soviets. A bust is located within the NCC, Slavsky.
- Dmitry - installed in the central square of the historic district
- Dubna - the world's second largest statue of Lenin lies in the vicinity of the "Big Volga". Sculptor SD Merkurov, height 25 m (with pedestal 37 m), weight 540 tons. The monument was erected in 1937 on the banks of the Volga near the beginning of the Moscow Canal. On the other bank was a monument to Stalin. After Stalin's death the monument was blown up, but the pedestal remained.
- Dudinka - monument in front of the House of Culture
- Dyatkovo - on Lenin Square in the town center, next to buildings authorities
- Dzerzhinsk - in Lenin Square. The authors of the improvement and development area are the architects Androsova GD and Sinyavsky EA. Sculptor Nelyubin BS; opened for the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin in 1970.
- Ekaterinburg - main monument in front of City Hall in Lenin Square since 1905; secondary monuments placed at the entrance of the Sverdlovsk Tools Factory Street
- Gelendzhik - monument near the boarding house "Caucasus", st. Mayachnaya
- The working village Settlement on Lenin Street has a monument, built in contemporary Russia (established November 7, 2006). Sculptor V. Fetisov
- Izhevsk - monument established in 1958 at the National Library of the Udmurt Republic, sculptor PP Yatsynova and architect LN Kulaga, in bronze and granite
- Ishimbay - 1966, the square on the street gutter
- monument standing 1930-1951, in the square and then park in the former Theatre (now Liberty) Square
- the new statue with bleachers installed in 1954 at what was then the main Freedom Square
- monument to young Vladimir Ulyanov (like Moscow) set in 1954 at University Park on the street Kremlin
- a statue of Lenin stands in front of the Lenin House of Culture in Sotsgorod
- Kaliningrad - major monument to Lenin by the sculptor VB Topuridze installed at Victory Square in 1958. In 2005, during the reconstruction of the area, the monument was removed allegedly temporarily, for the restoration, but after the reconstruction the monument was not returned. Mayor of Kaliningrad Yuri Savenko put forward the idea of creating the city's Lenin Square, where he could transfer the monument.
- Kaluga - statue in front of the regional administration in the area of old trades that previously had the name Lenin
- Kamensk Shakhtinsky - a monument to Lenin in Kamensk Shakhtinsky square, at the intersection of the Avenue of Karl Marx and Pushkin Street, next to the district council Kamensky district, Rostov region
- Kemerovo - Lenin monument in the Square of the Soviets. One night in 1993 local businessmen made an unsuccessful attempt to demolish the monument.
- Prokopyevsk - statue was destroyed by a drunk man attempting to take a selfie
- Kimry - a monument placed in the town center
- Kirov - Theatre Square, XX Party Congress
- Kolomna - monument installed in the center of the square of the two revolutions
- The main urban monument to Lenin, sculptor P. Sabsay, architect A Giants, opened in 1956 on the square in front of the Communist Party Regional Committee (now the Legislative Assembly of Krasnodar Region - KYC), according to government decree of the RSFSR. At the end of July 2007 the monument was dismantled under the pretext of reconstruction of the architectural ensemble of the square before the Legislative Assembly. However, the restored monument to the city authorities moved on the forecourt, in front of the Legislative Assembly and a monument to Catherine II. Moving the monument prompted an outcry from the townspeople: according to law enforcement agencies, the Communists and other patriotic organizations organized picket lines several times in front of the Legislative Assembly demanding the return of the monument to its place.
- The oldest statue of Lenin in Krasnodar (sculptor K. Dietrich) is in the park to VI Lenin, on the street Vishnyakova. The monument was built in 1925, a year after the death of the Soviet leader. A decision on its creation was accepted 23 January 1924 at a meeting of workers of Krasnodar. It was funded by public donations.
- Krasnoturinsk - monument installed in front of the city administration in the city centre
- Krasnoyarsk - statue on Revolution Square in the city centre
- Krasnoznamensk (Moscow region) - set before the House of Culture (house of the garrison officers)
- Kursk - monument installed in front of the city administration in the city centre
- Moscow - There are over 82 Lenin monuments in Moscow, including:
- large monument in downtown Kaluzhskaya Square, opposite the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Justice
- statue at the All-Russian Exhibition Center, Ostankinsky District
- sitting Lenin in Tverskaya Square, opposite the Residence of the Mayor of Moscow
- sitting Lenin at the Park of the December Uprising
- Saint-Petersburg - Lenin giving a speech from an armored car monument is present in the city on Ploshchad Lenina (Lenin Square) next to Finland Railway Station
- Sevastopol (disputed Crimea)
- Simferopol (capital of disputed Crimea)
- Veliky Novgorod - two monuments: in the Sofia area (established in April 1928, lost by war, restored in 1958) and in Street Trading Ivanskoy side
- Vladikavkaz (sculptor ZI Azgur, architect G. Zakharov) is open on Lenin Square in front of the Russian Drama Theatre. Vakhtangov in 1957. In 1993, twice blown up and subsequently restored.
- Volgograd (27 m, the tallest).now in five sites:
- «Great Lenin" - Liberty Square (the intersection of Victory Avenue and the streets of the World)
- «Little Lenin" - the Children's park named after Alexander Pushkin.
- A monument in the main building of the Volgograd State Technical University.
- 2 monuments in car-repair factory.
- Lenin monument at the entrance of the Volga-Don channel - set in the Krasnoarmeysk area (height pedestal - 30 meters, the sculpture - 27 meters. Sculptor - EV Vucetich. listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest monument of a man who lived reality. Earlier, on the same pedestal, there was a monument to Stalin.
- In the central region on Lenin Square on the 90th anniversary of the monument to Lenin. Sculptor - EV Vucetic.
- In the central region, in the park opposite the building of regional administration.
- The Post Office building is a statue of Lenin.
- Monument to Lenin Square.
- A monument in the town square - Red (set in 1957)
- The bust in the house-museum of Lenin
- Yakutsk - Lenin statue in Lenin Square, in the centre of the city.
- Yalta (disputed Crimea)
- Yefremov - a park near the city administration. Also in the park near the police building.
- Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsk region) - Lenin Square opposite the Palace of Culture. There was also the now dismantled joint statue of Lenin and Stalin.
- London, Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, Islington. Bust by Lubetkin commissioned by the UK Government during the war in tribute to the efforts of the Soviet Union. It was placed in Holford Square (briefly Lenin's home when he lived in London) and unveiled in 1942. It was a supposed focal point of a new housing development to be named 'Lenin Court' but the bust became a target of fascist sympathisers and was frequently daubed with anti-Communist and anti-semitic messages, even in the months after the liberation of Belsen and Auschwitz. Lubetkin had the bust removed and when the housing development was completed in the late 1940s, it was renamed 'Bevin Court'. The bust was displayed in Islington Town Hall for many years and is now on permanent display in the museum.
- Belfast - The Kremlin Bar, a gay bar, has a statue of Lenin welcoming partygoers over the main entrance.
In Ukraine more than 500 statues of Lenin were dismantled between February 2014 and mid-April 2015, after which nearly 1,700 remained standing. On 15 May 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a bill into law that set a six-month deadline for the removal of the country's communist monuments. Prior to Ukraine’s Euromaidan, Lenin monuments and other Soviet-era monuments were already being removed. However, in 2008, the 139th anniversary of Lenin, two new Lenin monuments were erected in Luhansk Oblast.
- Andriyevo-Ivanove - broken in half on January 4, 2014
- Bakhchysarai (disputed Crimea)
- Bilokurakyne - fell on 10 October 2014
- Bilozerka - removed on 8 July 2014
- Bohodukhiv - toppled on 10 October 2014
- Chasiv Yar
- Cherkasy - mounted from 1969 to 2008, designed by K.O.Kuznetsov, architect — V.G.Gniezdilo
- Chernihiv - toppled by protesters on February 21, 2014.
- Chernivtsi - mounted from 1951 to 1992, designed by М.K.Vronsky, O.P.Oliynyk, architect — М.Ashkinazi
- Chervona Svoboda - removed on 8 July 2014
- Derhachi - toppled on 29 September 2014
- Dnipropetrovsk - toppled by protesters on February 21, 2014.
- Dnipropetrovsk, 2 Lenin monuments were removed by the city in 2014; in March 2014 the city's Lenin Square was renamed "Heroes of Independence Square" in honor of the people killed during Euromaidan. The statue of Lenin on the square was removed. In June 2014 another Lenin monument was removed (parts of the monument were moved to a local history museum) and replaced by a monument for the Ukrainian military fighting against armed insurgents in the Donbass (region of Ukraine)
- Donetsk - in the Lenin Square
- Ivano-Frankivsk - mounted from 1975 to 1990, designed by H.N.Kalchenko, А.Е.Belostotsky, О.A.Suprun.
- Kamianka-Dniprovska - destroyed on 16 April 2014 
- Kiev, located in front of Besarabsky Market, erected in the 1950s. (Torn down by Ukrainian protesters on December 8, 2013)
- Kharkiv: At the Freedom Square, erected in 1964. Tore down by protesters on September 28, 2014. Another statue destroyed on 6 October 2014
- Kharkiv: three of the monument to Lenin destroyed by unknown late August 2014. Mayor Hennadiy Kernes vowed to rebuild the monuments and called on Kharkivites "I think that now is not the time to fight with monuments". In February 2013 Kernes had vowed to "break the arms and legs" of people who would try to demolish statue of Lenin at the local Freedom Square that had been standing at the city since 1964; this statue of Lenin was torn down at night on 28 September 2014 by protesters shortly after governor of Kharkiv Oblast Ihor Baluta had signed an order to dismantle the statue. On 19 November 2014 the Kharkiv Administrative Court of appeal upheld the decision of the Kharkiv district administrative court that had dismissed an appeal by the City Council to suspend Baluta's order to dismantle the statue.
- Kherson - torn down on February 22, 2014.
- Kostychany - bust of Lenin decapitated on 21 February 2014
- Kotovsk - torn down on December 8, 2013 
- Kramatorsk – 3 statues, two of them toppled on 17 April 2015 and 22 April 2015
- Krasnyi Luch
- Kremenchuk - broken on November 25, 2008
- Kryvyi Rih - toppled between 1 and 2 September 2014
- Laha - mounted from 1967 to 1991, designed by O.P.Oliynyk, architect — O.Lanko
- Lion-Gri - mounted from 1967 to 1991, designed by М.K.Vronsky, architect — I.Meknychuk
- Lviv - mounted from 1952 to 1990, designed by Sergey Merkurov, architect — I.O.Frantsuz
- Mariupol: A statue of Lenin was located at the Lenin Avenue (torn down by unknown August 15, 2014). - painted with Ukrainian national colours
- Nikopol - toppled on 25 October 2014
- Novovoskkresenske - toppled on 10 September 2014
- Novosvetlovka - erected in 2008 on the occasion of the 139th anniversary of Lenin's birthday
- Obukhiv - removed in 2009
- Odessa - mounted in 1967 to 2006, designed by Matvey Manizer, О.М.Manizer, architects: I.Ye.Rozin, Yu.S.Lapin, М.М.Volkov, relocated to the park of Lenin's Komsomol
- Panchenkove - erected in 2008 on the occasion of the 139th anniversary of Lenin's birthday
- Pavlohrad - toppled on 17 November 2014 
- Poltava - toppled by protesters on February 21, 2014.
- Sevastopol (disputed Crimea)
- Simferopol (capital of disputed Crimea)
- Sloviansk - removed on 3 June 2015 
- Staryi Krym
- Sumy - mounted from 1982 to the early 2000s, designed by E.Kuntsevych, architects O.Zavarov and I.Lanko, relocated to the park at the city limits, the Lenin statue outside the House of Culture was removed by the city in 2014 and a statue to Cossack leader Herasym Kondratiev will replace it
- Svatove - toppled on 30 September 2014
- Ternopil - mounted from 1967 to 1990. It was designed by М.Ye. Roberman, architect — G.Karasiev
- Uzhgorod - mounted from 1974 to 1991, designed by М.K.Vronsky and O.P.Oliynyk, architects Yu.O.Maksymov and V.O.Sikorsky
- Vinnytsia - mounted from 1972 to 1991, designed by А.Kovalev, V.I.Agibalov, Ya.I.Ryk
- Yalta (disputed Crimea)
- Zaporizhia - disguised in Vyshyvanka on 4 October 2014
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