As the Soviet Empire fractured, symbols of the Party were dismantled.
Huge statues of Lenin and Stalin were toppled, alternately grieved
or abused by onlookers, then trucked away to be abandoned in fields
or other remote spots, where one could stroll among the enormous
body parts of the former high priests of communism. Here a passerby
takes an opportunity to gives Lenin a scolding while construction
workers who helped dismantle the statue look on.
arrangement with Karin
Kramer Verlag, Berlin)
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