16 A Visit To The Almaty Television Tower

A Visit To The Almaty Television Tower

The Almaty Television Tower was built between 1975 to 1983. It is one of the most seismically stable and tallest buildings in the world. It is the second tallest building in Kazakhstan and 32nd in the world. The
tower is located on the slopes of the Kok-Tube at a height of 372m above sea level. To date the tower is closed to tourist. Here is an exclusive view of the tower both from the outside and from within.
weird russian lenin statue 1

18 Weird Lenin Head

Weird Lenin Head

Another example of weird Lenin statue. Now, it has a following history. First installed in Communists times (no wonder), it was staying there for years, until somewhere in modern times some Russian kids didn't smash its head off. So it stayed for a long time with a crushed
head covered with a plastic bag. But later, local red party activists have got some sculptor involved to restore the original look of their idol, and.. as a result he got the head in place but it came out he got some mistakes in scaling the thing out.
30 Top Lenin Monuments Pranks

Top Lenin Monuments Pranks

A few days ago some pranksters from a village near the Russian city Bryansk have accomplished a paint job on their local Lenin monument making the once most powerful communist leader look rather like a clown from the local flea
market. Thus this is the latest of the series of Lenin Monuments pranks that took place in Russia lately. We reviewed them all and now this post is a sort of compilation of this fresh one and ones we had before.

64 The Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Monument Is Raised in Moscow

The Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Monument Is Raised in Moscow

The famous sculpture has been installed onto its new pedestal on 28th November. It was originally created in 1937 by the soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina
especially for the World Fair in Paris. This 25 meters high sculptural composition was to crown a huge Soviet pavilion at the bank of Siene River.
Russian victory monument
27 New Technologies

New Technologies

As time passes by new technologies emerge, that's a natural outcome of humanity progress. In Ukraine they have new technologies at their service. Sometimes it's turns to be a bit too much as
some say. Here we have the monument to the Motherland erected in Cherkassy city shortly after the World War 2 ended to commemorate the memories of the dead in action heroes.
Russian enema monument
35 Russian Enema Monument

Russian Enema Monument

In Russia they have world's first Enema Monument. It is a 800-pound
solid bronze statue, erected in the small town near Stavropol city.
Russian city after war
38 Story of one Photo

Story of one Photo

This shot was one of the most famous shots made by Russian photographers during World War 2. It was made in the ruins of Stalingrad city - the place where the most heavy city battles took place. Some historians say that after those battles near Staliningrad the Nazi invasion of Russia broke down.
The monument itself depicts Russian children dancing around a crocodile, looking so unreal with the traces of bullets on the sculptures and the burning ruins on the background. Later, after the war the monument was rebuilt, even earlier than surrounding buildings.
April day Lenin blown up prank
69 April Lenin Prank

April Lenin Prank

Today is April the First, the April's Fool day, many people are busy doing jokes and pranks on their coleagues and friends. In Russia this tradition is also recognized and many do funny and sometimes not-so-funny stuff. Probably, the most loud prank that hit today's Russia was a prank made by the group of youngsters of St.Petersburg. They have found somewhere explosives, equaled to 300g TNT, and put it inside the iron steel Lenin monument
standing on the city square across the railway station. Then at four o'clock in the morning they blew up the explosives so starting early morning of April, 1st 2009 all coming to St.Petersburg railway station or leaving thru it have seen a new look of Lenin monument, with a hole "in the back" as it was called by Russian media, but if to be honest that's not back, but some body part that is lower than the back.
Russian monument with children and sin
71 The Sins Monument

The Sins Monument

This monument in Moscow city depicts the children (standing in the middle) surrounded by filthy grown ups - each grown up has its own flaw or sin, one of the most common sins of
the modern society, together they like stand around the innocent children that have nowhere to go - going to either side would lead to some kind of attachment.
Russians against Monument
24 No Monument, Please

No Monument, Please

This monument was built in Moscow, but caused a lot of protest. They are even protesting now, after it's standing there for some time. Some people say it was included in
the list of the ten ugliest structures in the world. One artist decided to see how it look like if placed not in Moscow but in other places in the world.

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