Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow
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Soviet statues and relics find a home at Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

A sculpture of the founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, next to a state emblem of the USSR at the Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow.

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Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

People walk past a huge statue emblem of the former Soviet Union at Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow. Statues of Soviet leaders were dismantled and brought to this riverside park in the mid-1990s by the decree of the Moscow government.

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Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

Children walk near sculptures of Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, at the Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow. 

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Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

Visitors take pictures among the statues at Muzeon park. The park’s collection of former Soviet memorials is the big draw for tourists seeking a taste of what life looked like in Communist Russia before the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

A woman stands by a statue at the park in Moscow known as Fallen Monument Park.

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Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

A woman walks past sculptures at Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow.

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Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

A modern sculpture next to a statue of Lenin at Muzeon. Moscow’s biggest sculpture park is home to more than 700 pieces, including modern works.  

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Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

Visitors to the popular park rest near a bust of Lenin.

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Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

A man skates past statues at Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow.

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Muzeon Sculpture Park in Moscow

Looking for Lenin? He’s everywhere at the park along the Moscow River. When the Soviet Union was breaking up, hundreds of Lenin statues came down. But less than a kilometer away from Muzeon, another Lenin stands at October Square with his hand stretched out toward the Kremlin. 

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