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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Come party with Stalin!

Stalin used to stand in front of the State Central Library in Ulaanbaatar, but that just wasn't hip enough for him. Now he is in the middle of the dance floor at the Issmus nightclub. He literally towers over the people who dance below him. My friend said he heard that they actually built the club around the statue. It's about 15 feet high and made of iron. What an interesting place for Stalin to end up.

1 comment:

Christian said...

That is probably the coolest bit of Soviet kistch I've ever seen, even after two summers in Russia. The silver-painted Lenin in Kyakhta might come close though.