Who lives under the sea? Lenin monument in the most unusual museum ever

There are monuments to famous Communist politicians in one hall, and cultural and artistic figures in another. / Vladimir Lenin

There are monuments to famous Communist politicians in one hall, and cultural and artistic figures in another. / Vladimir Lenin

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Lenin and Stalin are hidden at the bottom of the Black Sea, Crimea.
An unusual museum lies at the bottom of the Black Sea, 100 meters from Crimea's Cape Tarkhankut. / Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin
or communist revolutionist Vladimir Lenin.
Monuments to famous people are sited below the waves in so-called “halls,” divided from each other by arches. / Founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution Vladimir Lenin
In 1992, local diver Vladimir Borumensky placed the first monuments to Soviet leaders, standing 12-15 meters high, on the seabed. / The first human in space Yuri Gagarin
The USSR had just collapsed and many monuments to Communist leaders and revolutionists were being dismantled. / Russian poet Sergei Esenin
It was then that Vladimir took the dismantled monuments to the Black Sea, and the idea for an underwater museum was born. / Revolutionist Felix Dzherzhinsky
The museum is home to dozens of exhibits. Tourists in diving gear gliding among the monuments and fish are an unusual sight. / Vladimir Lenin
Today’s visitors to the museum can find Russia’s last tsar Nicholas II.
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