Guiding to the Harbor - The Monument to Lenin in Sevastopol

Guiding to the Harbor - The Monument to Lenin in Sevastopol
«Guiding to the Harbor - The Monument to Lenin in Sevastopol»

The impressive monument from bronze and granite dedicated to the leader of the Soviet revolution, Vladimir Lenin was erected in 1957 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution 1917 on a top of the Central Hill in the city of Sevastopol. Authors of this project became sculptor P.I. Bondarenko and architects G.V. Szhuko and S.Ya. Turkovsky. This monument is one of the tallest monuments to Lenin in former the Soviet Union, the bronze 9-meter statue of Lenin rises on the 13-meter pedestal from polished granite. Lenin raised his arm to the harbor, the Black sea, which was, is and will be the meaning of the existence of Sevastopol city. It is said that sailors even today used the raised arm of Lenin to guide them into the harbor. The pedestal stepwise extended downward at the corners with four bronze figures representing the four driving forces of the revolution - workers, sailors, peasants and soldiers.

Photo #513 taken on September 12, 2013

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