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Lenin statue in Wünsdorf

Lenin statue in Wünsdorf

Lonely Lenin in Wünsdorf

Until 1994, Wünsdorf, East Germany, was the headquarters of the Russian army during the Cold War. In front of the officer's residence, a statue of Lenin looks out over the overgrown parade square.

On the occasion of the centenary of Vladimir Lenin's birth, a statue of him was erected in Wünsdorf in 1970.

When the fall of the Wall heralded the end of the East German GDR, the last Russian soldiers left the site in 1994 and Lenin was the only one left behind. It has been standing on its red granite pedestal for a quarter of a century.

Like the rest of the complex, Lenin's statue was protected as a monument.

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