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Czech writer and Illustrator Vojtech Eureka told about the impressions from the trip to Moscow in an article published on the portal Aktualne.cz.
Eureka was outraged by the “socialist” view of the city and abundance of it “reminders of Soviet success.” “I didn’t expect to find such Moscow, about what I said in the classroom [in school]: socialist, full of Lenin, red stars, sickles, hammers, soldier,” he wrote. He also called a “disgusting” the Mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin and “ugly” monument to Peter the Great.
In addition, the author said that Moscow artificially created a lot of jobs. As an example, he cited the duty of the escalators in the metro.
The Eureka noted that he liked the city parks, including Park Muzeon at the New Tretyakov gallery.
In July last year, journalist Jonathan Liew shared his impressions about the trip to Russia in an article for the British newspaper The Independent. He drew attention to the widespread traces of the Soviet past: statues of Lenin in Russian cities and the body itself revolutionary in a special building on the red square. The reporter found that this means almost a romanticizing of the past, however, he wondered, would Lenin himself of this after his death.
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