Lenin statue dangling from crane
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Lenin statue in Mongolia removed

The last bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin has been removed from Ulan-Bator, the capital of Mongolia.

The monument was hoisted from its plinth in a park and dropped on to the back of a flat-bed lorry at a ceremony attended by city mayor Bat-Uul Erdene.

Mr Bat-Uul said the statue would be auctioned off with a starting price of about $280 (£174; 216 euros).

  • 14 Oct 2012