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Lenin Statue, Hanoi

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Visit Lenin Statue to learn about the Bolshevik history. Erected in 1980, the stone sculpture honors the Russian politician Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov better known to the world as Lenin. See the gift of USSR to Vietnam and learn what hides behind the stone cold face of a revolutionary. Take a break at the park surround the statue and observe the locals having fun next to a statue of a man who changed the course of history. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Hanoi holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lenin Statue and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Obviously knowing about the relatively recent communist history of Vietnam it is not surprising that Lenin is\was revered but we were not aware of the statue and came across it by chance. It is a good...  more »
  • Surprised, but not really actually, that a Lenin statue was present in the big park by the Military Museum. It is a reminder of the patrimony and heritage of today's Vietnam.  more »
  • Big park is a park where a statue of Lenin, and next to it? What is a bit of a ball-park la prayer to narrow. This was no passing by the Park on the main (?) even in a park called to urge because you will see the stars is a vague spot ... There is not much to go on, gongsangugga while traveling between the Viet Nam felt that national identity is one of the times in terms of view, seeing the one I. .. Referring a long difficult
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