The Last Lenin alive

Once there stood a Lenin. Once there stood hordes of Lenins all over the Soviet Union. Latvia was no exception to the rule for every city and town was supposed to have one. And they did. The design did not wary much though. Lenin was always neatly dressed rocking a waistcoat, a tie and a jacket; some statues had a light coat too. The only Lenin with a winter coat and a fur hat was to be found in Daugavpils. Coincidence or not, but the second largest city of Latvia…

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Streets in Skrunda 1

It might seem surprising that there is only one street in Skrunda-1. What is more surprising is the name of this street. For some reason and against all odds it was not named after Lenin although the streets bearing the name of the great revolutionary ranks third with 5,167 cases throughout Russia alone. It was not much different in the rest of countries of the former Soviet Union. He is number one in Ukraine and highly prominent in other countries too. The street names like Soviet, October’s, Gagarin’s, First of…

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