As an addition to the exhibition about the Soviet Union in yesterdays post, the city Assen has placed temporary this huge statue of Lenin. It is 10 meters high and has a weight of 17.000 kilo!
The story of this statue is rather special. Henk Koop the founder of a construction firm in the province Groningen bought the statue in 1997 in Eastern Germany and had it put in front of his firm in Tjuchem, I don't know why, maybe he was a communist.
In 2009 is was transported to Enschede for an exhibition but afterwards tranported to Nieuweschans and placed near a hot spring accommodation. When it came at last to Assen it had to be transported by the Royal Army. The local councel protested against the transportation of a mass murderer by our Army.
Well, a lot of fuss in a little city.
I don't know where he is going after this exhibition, but he travels a lot.