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Old Posted Oct 10, 2009, 4:07 PM
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Originally Posted by JMancuso View Post
how would have this been structurally feasible? there would be virtually nothing supporting the structure above the dome. if it were built, would have lenin's statute have remained in present day/ post communist russia or would it have been replaced by a shirtless putin on a horse?
They did cart away many of the smaller Soviet monuments; however, the significant ones are actually getting restored to their former glory, such as the famous Worker/Peasant statue:

As a rule, the Russians have enough common sense to get rid of the reduntant idol worship cult/placing the same statue on every public square of every city, but they also have enough common sense to not erase the obvious markers of history that made up almost all of the country's 20th century existence.
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