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Funny head

Well, it looks great and you can take nice photos from Ulan Ude, original one, deffinately, in... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
marina4musketeers
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Peter G

Childish we know, but don’t let that stop you, putting the hat on the biggest Lenin head is a must... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
356peterg
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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Well, it looks great and you can take nice photos from Ulan Ude, original one, deffinately, in spite do you agree with Lenin toughts or not. Head was an exponat on some exibition ( in Canada I think), made for 100 Lenin's birthday. At the...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Childish we know, but don’t let that stop you, putting the hat on the biggest Lenin head is a must do. You can’t miss this sight in Ulan Ude

Thank 356peterg
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Not much more you say. It's also the main sight in a pleasant city so you will not be able to miss it.

Thank DennisJ90
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Largest Lenin Head in Russia, the popular story is that because the Buryat people were last to embrace Soviet Ideals, Moscow decided to put this massive bronze casting of Lenin there as a reminder of Soviet Power. The second part to the story is that...More

Thank BGT1006
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Me and my mate were driving our bikes south to Mongolia and we made the journey into Ulan Ude just to see this. Definitely worth the detour ! It's a big head for sure ! I liked it !

Thank James H
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a huge head of Lenin monument instead of other cities which always spot the same Lenin statue pose. The square is big and surrounded by old parliament buildings. Notice the corner shop is tiny and sells that KBAC yeast drink that taste like...More

Thank samuraigun
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Large square in downtown UU is dominated by Lenin in bronze! Don't miss the fountain on the other side of the square. Also worth seeing if you can find it is the memorial to the victims of the secret police (NKVD).

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The most famous landmark in Ulan-Ude is the big Lenin Head, the largest in the world (do not know what competition it has for the title, but it is indeed a large head of Lenin on a granite plinth in the square). The plinth is...More

Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This head came to Ulan-Ude after Communist party leaders saw a model by the artist in Montreal. The Russians (Buryats) decided it would set the city apart. It certainly has. If you plan to meet anyone in Ulan-Ude, just tell them you'll meet them at...More

Thank Diane N
Reviewed 10 May 2018

just a giant Lenin head monument,but must go.opposit have a restaurant call churchill pub ,have delicious food

Thank Lynnooi
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