Vandals blew a gaping hole in the rear end of a statue of Communist leader Vladimir Lenin on Wednesday, but Russian officials were not amused by the “monstrous” act of vandalism.
The April Fools Day blast damaged one of the last Soviet-era monuments to Lenin still standing in Russia’s former imperial capital of Saint Petersburg, allowing daylight to shine through a huge hole in Lenin’s hindquarters.
See some more photos here.
The timing of this is perfect with my April Fools’ Birthday. It’s also funny because the first present I got (from M) is a metal drinking flask covered with Soviet pins and an image of Lenin.
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