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Nov 3, 2017

A century after the Russian Revolution, the influence of its leader Vladimir Lenin has waned but his image remains on monuments built across the former Soviet Union as part of a cult of personality.

Monuments of Lenin 100 years after Russian Revolution
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A ghost town of a former Soviet military radar station is seen near Skrunda, Latvia, April 9, 2016. It was the site of two Dnepr radar installations constructed in the 1960s and were strategically important to the Soviet Union as they covered Western Europe. Radar station was closed on 4 September 1998 and all materials of value were removed from the site and carried back to Russia when the last Russian troops left Latvia in 1998. All 60 buildings of the former complex and town, including apartment blocks, a school, barracks and an officers club, remained and were abandoned. INTS KALNINS/REUTERS

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