How the Lenin Monument Made Its Way to the Deutsches Historisches Museum

It is currently on display in the foyer of the exhibition hall at the Deutsches Historisches Museum: a statue of Vladimir I. Lenin (1870–1924) measuring 3.20 meters and weighing 2.9 tonnes. It is part of the exhibition ‘1917. Revolution. Russia and Europe’, which runs until 15 April 2018. The exhibition’s project leader, Dr. Arnulf Scriba, describes the exciting history of this object, a testament to the early cult of personality surrounding Lenin.