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It was about 5 years ago or more when for the first time in my life I saw Lenin’s monument somewhere on the streets of Hanoi. That hit the spot! I’ve always been interested in history and such monuments are the symbol of an ideology that has long changed the fate of the world.

Moskwa - Lenin

Moskwa - Lenin

However, I have to admit that after visiting Belarus and Moscow this year, Lenin has ceased to impress me. In Moscow you can meet him mainly at metro stations. There’re numerous mosaics or paintings. What’s interesting, Lenin is presented there as a proud chief looking straight, or what is incomprehensible to me, to the right.

Moskwa - Lenin

In addition, on the streets of Moscow, you will find a lot of monuments presenting the comrade. The most grandeur can be seen in the square in front of the Luzhniki Stadium or in the area of the VDNKH exhibition centre.

Moskwa - Lenin

Moskwa - Lenin

Of course, also the statue of Marx could not be missed, it’s located in the square opposite the Bolshoi Theatre.

Moskwa - Galeria Rzeźb Upadłych

However, the large part of statues can be seen in the Gallery of the Fallen Monuments, located close to the New Tretyakov Gallery.

Moskwa - Galeria Rzeźb Upadłych

Moskwa - Galeria Rzeźb Upadłych

There are many monuments that have been removed from the streets of Moscow. You can see here statues presenting: Stalin, Felix Dzerzhinsky or Brezhnev.

Moskwa - Galeria Rzeźb Upadłych

Moskwa - Galeria Rzeźb Upadłych

Moskwa - Galeria Rzeźb Upadłych

However, the real attraction is a parade organised on the streets of Moscow on Labour Day. Thousands of people take part in this important event. The streets of Moscow are filled with flags and balloons then.

Moskwa - Święto Pracy

Moskwa - Święto Pracy

Red Square is closed to the public then because a solemn ceremony with the participation of dissidents takes place there.

Moskwa - Święto Pracy

Moskwa - Święto Pracy

Many war veterans also attend this event. Some of them play and sing old songs. 

Moskwa - Święto Pracy

Moskwa - Święto Pracy

Find out more about Moscow:

Russian cuisine – what and where to eat in Moscow?

Moscow, museums – places worth visiting

The capital of Russia, less serious side of Moscow

Izmailovo Kremlin – welcome to the Moscow fairytale!

Moscow – seven sisters

Moscow metro – welcome to royal chambers!

 
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