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Monument to Lenin

Sovetov Square, Ulan-Ude, Russia
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It's big.

Not much more you say. It's also the main sight in a pleasant city so you will not be able to miss... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis J
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Must See and hard to miss

Largest Lenin Head in Russia, the popular story is that because the Buryat people were last to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BGT1006
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St Helens, Australia
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“big head” (7 reviews)
“take pictures” (3 reviews)
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Sovetov Square, Ulan-Ude, Russia
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"big head"
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"take pictures"
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"the main square"
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"funny photos"
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"city centre"
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"world"
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"middle"
in 5 reviews
"communist"
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"bust"
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"appetite"
in 2 reviews
"moscow"
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"bronze"
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"fountain"
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"ice"
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"symbol"
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"sculptures"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much more you say. It's also the main sight in a pleasant city so you will not be able to miss it.

Thank Dennis J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my mate were driving our bikes south to Mongolia and we made the journey into Ulan Ude just to see this. Definitely worth the detour ! It's a big head for sure ! I liked it !

Thank James H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Sam W
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

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).

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

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

Thank Diane N
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

just a giant Lenin head monument,but must go.opposit have a restaurant call churchill pub ,have delicious food

Thank Lynnooi
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

There are monuments in the worlds which has turned the cities not popular for international tourist to a world known tourist attraction, like Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. I think the Lenin monument which usual size and eye form (Seems like Mongol ;-) ) has done...More

Thank Hamidrezas
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Was here in middle of the winter and despite it being very cold I wanted to see this. Great monument to visit and photograph and with 7,7m the largest Lenin head in the world! Very cool

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