O statue of the former Soviet leader and ideologist Vladimir Ilich Lenin has yesterday been unveiled in the city of Gelsenkirchen (approx. 260,000 inhabitants), located in the North Rhine-Westfalia land of Germany, quite close to the German-Dutch border.

The initiative to install the statue belongs to the German Marxist-Leninist Party (don’t be very surprised, there is such a political party, even in a country like Germany).

„The unveiling of the over 2-meter (6.5-feet) tall statue, originally produced in the former Czechoslovakia in 1957, was accompanied by speeches and music. Participants waved red flags from the square where the statue was erected and from the rooftops of the buildings around it”, Deutsche Welle reported.

„Comrade” Gabi Fechtner, speaking about the big personality the former Soviet ideologist Lenin

„Lenin was an ahead-of-his-time thinker of world-historical importance, an early fighter for freedom and democracy”, Mrs (or, maybe, we shall write comrade) Gabi Fechtner, the chairman of the German Marxist-Leninist Party said.

As long as we know, there are only two other European countries still hosting statues of Lenin, erected after 1990: Belarus and Russian Federation.

Photos courtesy of Facebook/Alin Seserman, MLPD

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