Sculpture Gorkiy and Lenin

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Sculpture Gorkiy and Lenin
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Andrew M
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Sculpture of friends and enemies?
Jul 2018
The sculpture of Lenin and Gorky is an interesting story. Gorky was a great writer who was a nominee on five ocaissions for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was a strong supporter of Lenin and his Bolshevicks and criticized the Czar. The Czar sent him into exile between 1906-1913. He returned to Russia under an amnesty granted by the Czar. He continued his support for Lenin, when the red army took power in 1917. After Lenin gained power, Gorky felt that he had strayed from his initial path, and began to criticise him. He left Russia in 1921, frustrated with the politics. The sculpture is evidently in the early days when Gorky was a strong supporter of Lenin. It is not easy to find as it is located in a small area in front of the Culture palace on 44 Erubaev Street. It is to the right of the main entrance, and is surrounded by small hedges, so is partially hidden from view on the road.There is a narrow dirt path that leads to the sculpture. The base of the sculpture is pink, and the sculpture shows both men in relaxed looking poses. This is one of the few old Soviet sculptures that you will find in Karaganda, and a must visit if you are intersted in Soviet history in Kazakhstan. The statue is accessible 24 hours and free. Other Soviet related history nearby is the Lenin Statue at the Lenin Cinema and the Soviet murals on Alikhanov Street. Other attractions within walking distance include, Victory Park, Appaku Bayzhanovu monument and the Independence Stella.

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Andrew M
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Sculpture of friends and enemies?
Jul 2018 • Family
The sculpture of Lenin and Gorky is an interesting story. Gorky was a great writer who was a nominee on five ocaissions for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was a strong supporter of Lenin and his Bolshevicks and criticized the Czar. The Czar sent him into exile between 1906-1913. He returned to Russia under an amnesty granted by the Czar. He continued his support for Lenin, when the red army took power in 1917. After Lenin gained power, Gorky felt that he had strayed from his initial path, and began to criticise him. He left Russia in 1921, frustrated with the politics.

The sculpture is evidently in the early days when Gorky was a strong supporter of Lenin. It is not easy to find as it is located in a small area in front of the Culture palace on 44 Erubaev Street. It is to the right of the main entrance, and is surrounded by small hedges, so is partially hidden from view on the road.There is a narrow dirt path that leads to the sculpture. The base of the sculpture is pink, and the sculpture shows both men in relaxed looking poses. This is one of the few old Soviet sculptures that you will find in Karaganda, and a must visit if you are intersted in Soviet history in Kazakhstan. The statue is accessible 24 hours and free.

Other Soviet related history nearby is the Lenin Statue at the Lenin Cinema and the Soviet murals on Alikhanov Street. Other attractions within walking distance include, Victory Park, Appaku Bayzhanovu monument and the Independence Stella.
Written 3 September 2018
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