Lenin Square and its monument

Lenin Square (from the 1910s to 1924 the area of the Finland Station) is a square in the Kalininsky district of St. Petersburg, passing along the buildings of the Finland Station. The square consists of two parts, separated by Komsomol street; the southern section reaches the Arsenal embankment.

In 2005, the architectural composition “Singing Fountains” was opened in the park on the square near the monument to Lenin.

In 2007, the reconstruction of the square ensemble was completed.

The monument to V. I. Lenin stands at the center of the square. It’s one of the very first monuments to Vladimir Lenin in Russia. Erected in 1926, it was one of the first large-scale monuments to Lenin, completed within three years of his death.

It depicts Lenin making a speech in an armored car shortly after arriving at the station in 1917 from abroad.

It was designed in the style of early constructivism by sculptor Sergei Evseev and architects Vladimir Shchuko and Vladimir Gelfreich.

The style and pose of the sculpture were later copied in other works. The monument was damaged in a bomb blast in 2009, but has since been restored.

The monument to Lenin near the Finland Station has the status of an object of cultural heritage of federal significance.

Height: 11 m. Material: bronze, granite

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