Lenin's statue damaged in blast in Russia
A statue of Vladimir Ilich Lenin, founder of the Soviet State, was damaged in a blast in a Russian town, police said today.world Updated: Dec 07, 2010 19:22 IST
A statue of Vladimir Ilich Lenin, founder of the Soviet State, was damaged in a blast in a Russian town, police said on Tuesday.
According to ITAR-TASS, the bronze statue tilted a little during a blast last night in the town of Pushkin, a suburb of St Petersburg.
Though no one was hurt in the blast, window panes of a nearby building were shattered and authorities had to send workers to cover them with polythene films due to freezing temperature, they said.
This is the second attack on the Lenin statue in St Petersburg area. In April 2009 a bomb had blown a hole in the Lenin monument, in front of Finland Station in St Petersburg.
Then, the authorities had failed to find the perpetrators, but reinstalled the monument after several months of repairs.
First Published: Dec 07, 2010 19:20 IST