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Lenins falling like lemmings in selfie revolution

By Alina Mikhailova
21 July 2015

Headless statue of revolutionary lost its torso in latest mishap.

Lenin's statue in the village was earlier beheaded by another drunk man brandishing a hammer. Picture: Elena Antonova

A Siberian official has expressed dismay at the latest damage to Russia's Bolshevik heritage. 

'We don't find this funny,' cautioned the Moryakovsky village official after a drunk man climbed onto Lenin's pedestal for a selfie.

'He then lost his balance and hung on by grabbing Lenin's torso.'

Lenin statue fell down

Both the torso and the selfie-taker fell over, with the man fracturing a leg and wrist, for which he required hospital treatment. Picture: Roman Aganin

Both the torso and the selfie-taker fell over, with the man fracturing a leg and wrist, for which he required hospital treatment. 

Lenin's statue in the village was earlier beheaded by another drunk man brandishing a hammer. 

Last month in Kememovo region another Lenin monument was toppled by an intoxicated man taking a selfie while hanging onto the revolutionary's arm.

Lenin statue fell down

'We don't find this funny,' cautioned the Moryakovsky village official after a drunk man climbed onto Lenin's pedestal for a selfie. Picture: Elena Antonova

The beer-drinker tried to reassemble the Communist leader but gave up and ran off when he realised people were watching. 

He was rapidly detained by police.

The forlorn remains of the gypsum monument lay on the ground in the city of Prokopyevsk.

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