Photo: Die Welt
In Gelsenkirchen, in Western Germany established the first monument to Vladimir Lenin. This was reported by newspaper Die Welt.
The monument was erected on the initiative of the Marxist-Leninist party of Germany (mlpg). The statue was cast in Czechoslovakia in 1957, its height is more than two meters. Mlpg bought it and installed it, despite the protests of the authorities and local residents.
Initially the city administration was against the monument. The local authorities claimed that the Communist leader “advocated violence, oppression, terror, and led to terrible human suffering”, which is incompatible with the ideals of democracy.
However, the administrative court was allowed to erect a monument. The party claimed that Lenin, by contrast, was “a world pioneer of national freedom and democracy.” Initially the opening was scheduled for March 14.
“Marxist-Leninist party of Germany” established in 1982 and is based on the theoretical heritage of German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, leaders of the Soviet state Lenin and Joseph Stalin and Chinese leader Mao Zedong. The best result in Federal elections in its history, showed in 2005, gaining 0.1 percent of the vote.
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