Monday, November 19, 2012

Otxarkoaga, Bilbao: Lenin Day 2012

The working class neighborhood of Otxarkoaga (Bilbao, Basque Country) got back in the day a double bust of Lenin and Marx from some Eastern European embassy. The activists actually aimed to bring the large statue of Lenin removed from Bucharest but it was too much of a logistical and bureaucratic problem, so the embassy busts were accepted. 

Of course all this monument erection was done with not a single seal of approval from the local authorities. But it was done anyhow and the monument is still there at the central plaza of the popular district. 

In relation with this little popular epic, every year the Lenin Eguna (Lenin Day) is celebrated as a little homage to all revolutionaries past and present.

Source and photos: Bilboko Branka[eu].

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