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Lenin Bust Discovered in Antarctica
8.01.2008 15:32
Lenin Bust Discovered in Antarctica

Members of a US-Norway expedition were thrilled to see a surprising find. When the adventurers reached the most remote point in Antarctica (the so-called Pole of Inaccessibility), they stumbled upon a huge plastic bust of Vladimir Lenin.
      The revolutionary Bolshevik Vladimir Lenin is visible from many kilometers away and is facing Moscow, one of the surprised adventurers says.
      According to workers of the Russian State Museum of Arctic and Antarctica, it is known how the bust got to Antarctica. On 13 December 1958 members of the Soviet 3rd Antarctic Expedition were the first in the world to reach the Pole of Inaccessibility. The Soviet expeditors raised a USSR flag, a radio mast, meteorological equipment, created a runway, built a shelter and set the Lenin bust on its chimney. While the shelter is buried under the snow, the bust is still clearly visible.
      The Soviet expeditors seemed to think that the bust could become not visible under the snow and therefore set it on a high base made of two big boxes. Now only one of the two boxes remains visible. Like 50 years ago, the plastic bust is standing in Antarctica and looking at his motherland from a height of 3718 above sea level.


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