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V. I. Lenin Monument

Year of construction: 1979

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Category: Monuments, Fountains, Memorial Plaques

Address: náměstí M. Horákové

 
 
 

V. I. Lenin Monument

The 3-metre tall bronze statue of V. I. Lenin created by sculptor Vladimír Reich was unveiled in front of the railway station on 21 April 1979 at the occasion of the 109th anniversary of the birth of the Russian revolutionist. The monument became a ritual site for the local communists. In spring 1990, the statue was removed and transported to the archive courtyard where an open-air museum of the monuments to the fallen idols of the past was being created. Along with the statue of communist journalist Julius Fučík and the border guard with his dog, the statues created a bizarre entry to the Cabinet of Curiosities, which was created from the former Hall of Friendship. A visit to the socialist, political and educational hall was a must for all state organizations during the Communist Regime as it showcased the fruit of friendship with other socialist countries. The original display was complemented with numerous curiosities and memorabilia from the period of the building of the socialist district of Cheb.

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Today, Lenin’s statue stands in the garden of the Franciscan Monastery.

 

Contact Information

Address: náměstí M. Horákové

 

Pictures

V. I. Lenin monument. Statue in the studio. Autumn 1978

V. I. Lenin monument. Statue in the studio. Autumn 1978

V. I. Lenin monument. Installation. Covering of the statue. 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Installation. Covering of the statue. 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Installation. Mounting of covered statue. 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Installation. Mounting of covered statue. 1979

 
V. I. Lenin monument. Tribune during unveiling ceremony on 21 April 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Tribune during unveiling ceremony on 21 April 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Detail of the tribune during unveiling ceremony on 21 April 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Detail of the tribune during unveiling ceremony on 21 April 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Covered statue before unveiling. 21 April 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Covered statue before unveiling. 21 April 1979

 
V. I. Lenin monument. Unveiling of covered statue. 21 April 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Unveiling of covered statue. 21 April 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Unveiled statue. 21 April 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Unveiled statue. 21 April 1979

V. I. Lenin monument. Laying of wreaths. Around 1985

V. I. Lenin monument. Laying of wreaths. Around 1985

 
V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Preparations. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Preparations. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Preparations. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Preparations. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Preparations. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Preparations. Spring 1990

 
V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Preparations. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Preparations. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Transport. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Transport. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Spectators. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Spectators. Spring 1990

 
V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Landfill. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Landfill. Spring 1990

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Storage. Spring 1991

V. I. Lenin monument. Removal. Storage. Spring 1991

 V. I. Lenin Monument 2013

V. I. Lenin Monument 2013

 
 V. I. Lenin Monument 2013

V. I. Lenin Monument 2013

 V. I. Lenin Monument 2013

V. I. Lenin Monument 2013

 V. I. Lenin Monument 2013

V. I. Lenin Monument 2013

 
 V. I. Lenin Monument 2013

V. I. Lenin Monument 2013

 
 
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