Available for purchase right now on eBay are two statues of Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin, both completely intact and attached to their original pedestals.
When I first started hanging out in the East Village in the mid-1970s, it was loaded with unofficial monuments to an older Lower East Side: Boarded up Yiddish theaters and a largely unused bocce ball court on Houston Street were reminders of the days when an immigrant community flourished.
Ukraine’s largest monument to Vladimir Lenin is finally coming down, and you can join local spectators in watching the whole ordeal live.
A city in Ukraine has gone over to the dark side.
This week, two men made headlines when they doused the tomb of the Soviet Union’s first leader Vladimir Lenin with holy water while reportedly shouting “Rise up and leave!”
The specter of communism currently haunts the New Museum in its summer “bloc-buster” exhibition “Ostalgia.” It’s an ambitious project that consumes most of the galleries with a swirling conglomeration of disparate mediums, artists, scales and concepts that reflect the miasmic atmosphere of post-Soviet territories.