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soviet ology

Soviet-era statues

Soviet-era statues are statuary art as figured prominently in the art of the Soviet Union.

Soviet-era statues most frequently depicted significant state and party leaders, such as Stalin and V.I. Lenin. Communist symbology was of great importance. Such symbolism including portrayals of figures in motion, figuratively striding forward into the new Soviet age.

The sole statue of Stalin in Budapest, Hungary, was destroyed by citizens during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution; no replacement was ever made.

There is a Soviet Statue park (Grutas Park, promoted to tourists as Stalin World) in Lithuania, and a Statue Park (Szoborpark) in Budapest, Hungary.

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