Lenin Statue (Moscow Square)
A focal point in the Moscow Square of Saint Petersburg is the statue of Lenin, which was unveiled in April 1970 to commemorate the birth centenary of the Soviet leader (sculptor Mikhail Anikushkin, architect Valentin Kamensky). The 16 meter high monument portrays Lenin making one of his speeches. In the words of the sculptor, he wished to express the “concentration of will and energy, the embodiment of humaneness, unwavering conviction and inexhaustible striving for a great goal”. On the side of the pedestal the laconic inscription reads: “To Lenin on his centenary. April 1970”.