Goodbye, Lenin!

Lenin's head standing alone behind a bush in the middle of a wild meadow near the former headquarters of a Soviet tank army. Surrounded by bushes and growing trees, he seems to have camouflaged himself and taken refuge in this unlikely place. And not without good reason: since the Soviet forces left the village, most traces of the occupying power have been erased and a number of Lenin monuments have been torn down. But here, hidden in no man's land, forgotten by sympathizers and opponents, its existence seems to be safe.

The bust rests in the shady border area between bourgeois coziness and "rampant plant chaos". Its pedestal has long since disappeared, its nose is crumbling off and a large hole allows a glimpse into the interior of the revolutionary's head, where only a few dried leaves and small stones lie in the hollow space.

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