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Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin und Karl Marx

Vladimir Il'ich Lenin born Vladimir Il'ich Ul'yanov (Simbirsk 1870 - Gorki Leninskiye 1924)
Bolshevik leader of the 1917 October Revolution and the first head of state of the USSR
(Wikipedia)

Karl Marx Trier 1818 - London 1883
German philosopher (Wikipedia)

artist unknown & Rainer Günther
2020-22

Horst /  Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin und Karl Marx   Horst /  Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin und Karl Marx

Description

Statues of Lenin (by an unknown sculptor) and Marx (by Rainer Günther), erected respectively in 20 June 2020 and on 27 August 2022.
The statues are placed by the Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands and, especially that of Lenin, is rather controversial.

Bochum - Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin und Karl Marx
LENIN
1870-1924

Marxistischer Theoretiker
Führer der Oktoberrevolution 1917
und des Aufbaus
der sozialistischen Sowjetunion
LENIN
1870-1924
Marxist theorist
Leader of the October Revolution 1917
and the construction
the socialist Soviet Union
Bochum - Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin und Karl Marx
KARL MARX
1818-1883
Genialer Kapitalismuskritiker
Begründer des
wissenschaftliches Sozialismus
Ökonom, Philosoph und Revolutionär
Mitbegründer der
internationaler Arbeiterassoziation
KARL MARX
1818-1883
Ingenious critic of capitalism
Founder of the
scientific socialism
Economist, philosopher and revolutionary
Co-founder of the
International Workers' Association

Next to these statues are plaques for Friedrich Engels, Clara Zetkin, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, Ernst Thülmann, and Willi Duckhut.

Signature

(Marx) Rainer Günther 2021-22

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Location (N 51°32'10" - E 7°1'27")

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Item Code: denw905; Photograph: 29 July 2022  / updated: 6 September 2022
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