Sunday, October 14, 2012

Removing Lenin

A big statue of Vladimir Lenin that stood in the center of Ulaanbaatar since Mongolia's Communist era was removed on Sunday. Ulaanbaatar's new mayor, one of the politicians who engineered the peaceful overthrow of the Communist regime in 1991, ordered the statue's removal. The statue was auctioned off, though I haven't learned who bought it yet. Allyson and I went up to watch the statue being taken down. Here are a few photos...