Monument to Vladimir Lenin

Location: Grūtas Park (Druskininkai), Lithuania

Completed: 1952

Sculptor: N. Tomskis

Genre: Soviet monument, former USSR

The monument was originally situated in the centre of Lenin Square (now Lukiškės Square) in Vilnius. It was the largest statue of Lenin in the Lithuanian SSR. A crowd gathered to watch/celebrate the 1991 dismantling of the monument, which required the use of a crane to detach the upper part from the pedestal. Russian-born Soviet sculptor, Nikolai Tomsky (1900-1984), was responsible for many public monuments in the style of socialist realism in the USSR, including several of the Russian revolutionary. The monument is now on display at Grūtas Park, a communist-themed sculpture park near Druskininkai.

Grutas Park Druskininkai Lithuania-17-2

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