Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Some Statuary For Pasha

Here are the pics I promised Pasha. They show the connection that has existed between the former Soviet Union and China in their modern ideological beliefs. Both countries display a flair for the aggrandisement of the people they are portraying. Modern day heroes, eh? It does have a certain appeal.

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Pasha said...

Very impressive Brad. There are still communist statues here. I suppose that it is important for Russians to know their history. But many have also been taken down. The centre of Novosibirsk till has a huge statue of Lenin and the Proletariat.

Rich said...

What's that building in the background of the top photograph? It looks like there's giant cross in the window. Ironicalistic.

Brad the Dad said...

Yeah, I wondered that since I downloaded it from my camera. I don't have an answer, but I know that in earthly terms the cross there would be unintentional.