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Well, it looks great and you can take nice photos from Ulan Ude, original one, deffinately, in spite do you agree with Lenin toughts or not. Head was an exponat on some exibition ( in Canada I think), made for 100 Lenin's birthday. At the...More
Largest Lenin Head in Russia, the popular story is that because the Buryat people were last to embrace Soviet Ideals, Moscow decided to put this massive bronze casting of Lenin there as a reminder of Soviet Power. The second part to the story is that...More
This is a huge head of Lenin monument instead of other cities which always spot the same Lenin statue pose.
The square is big and surrounded by old parliament buildings.
Notice the corner shop is tiny and sells that KBAC yeast drink that taste like...More
Large square in downtown UU is dominated by Lenin in bronze! Don't miss the fountain on the other side of the square. Also worth seeing if you can find it is the memorial to the victims of the secret police (NKVD).
The most famous landmark in Ulan-Ude is the big Lenin Head, the largest in the world (do not know what competition it has for the title, but it is indeed a large head of Lenin on a granite plinth in the square). The plinth is...More
This head came to Ulan-Ude after Communist party leaders saw a model by the artist in Montreal. The Russians (Buryats) decided it would set the city apart. It certainly has.
If you plan to meet anyone in Ulan-Ude, just tell them you'll meet them at...More