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Monument to Lenin

Sovetov Square, Ulan-Ude, Russia
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The largest head sculpture in the world

This head came to Ulan-Ude after Communist party leaders saw a model by the artist in Montreal. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Диана Н
just a monument

just a giant Lenin head monument,but must go.opposit have a restaurant call churchill pub ,have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynnooi
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“big head” (6 reviews)
“take pictures” (3 reviews)
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Sovetov Square, Ulan-Ude, Russia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This head came to Ulan-Ude after Communist party leaders saw a model by the artist in Montreal. The Russians (Buryats) decided it would set the city apart. It certainly has. If you plan to meet anyone in Ulan-Ude, just tell them you'll meet them at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just a giant Lenin head monument,but must go.opposit have a restaurant call churchill pub ,have delicious food

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

There are monuments in the worlds which has turned the cities not popular for international tourist to a world known tourist attraction, like Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. I think the Lenin monument which usual size and eye form (Seems like Mongol ;-) ) has done...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Was here in middle of the winter and despite it being very cold I wanted to see this. Great monument to visit and photograph and with 7,7m the largest Lenin head in the world! Very cool

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

You can not miss this monument if waking anywhere in the Ulan Ude center. What would be good is to have some sort of sign or explanation in English or other language for travelers to read.

Thank 433katarina
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

One review says that this is just a huge head of Lenin. Technically, that is true, just like the Burj Khalifa is "just a tall building". This is the biggest Lenin bobble head doll in the world, and if that sounds like the kind of...More

Thank Amber K
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

It is a great place for pictures with Lenin. Where else can you find his gigantic head that looks slightly Asian?

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Impressively large Lenin head in the centre of town. Definitely a must see while in Ulan-Ude. The ballet theatre is off to one side of Sovetov Square and the square itself is surrounded by classical buioldings.

Thank Maire M
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Very nice location, in the center of the square. It is the symbol of the city and you will not get lost. you can always come back to this place. Best meeting point.

Thank TokyoTabikko
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is why I enjoy TripAdvisor. First, yes I went and saw the enormous head honoring the late and the (at least to many people) great Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov. "Who you ask?" Well thanks to TripAdvisor I researched this gentleman of historical significance (like it...More

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