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Huge tribute to Lenin visible on Google Earth

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
14 years ago2,997 views

"The message, which translates as "Lenin is 100", was cut into a forest in a remote region of Siberia. Each letter is around 80 metres high, and the entire message stretches for 600 metres.

It was created by Russian woodcutters in 1970 to mark the centenary of the Communist leader's birth, according to EnglishRussia, the blog which spotted the image.

Despite the passing of 38 years it has kept its coherent shape, and is now clearly visible on Google Maps and Earth, the internet giant's satellite mapping services.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2687455/Huge-tribute-to-Lenin-visible-on-Google-Earth.html

The image:
http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&hl=ru&ie=UTF8&ll=54.468142,64.79923&spn=0.007021,0.022745&z=16

via EnglishRussia Blog, NEWSsru.com etc.

toml [PersonRank 6]

14 years ago #

[moved from "Google found Lenin"]

I just found this on internet
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=pl&msa=0&t=h&ll=54.46808,64.797986&spn=0.006909,0.019312&z=16

Who did this?

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Funny. It says Lenin is 100 years old.

"Ленину (To Lenin) 100 лет (100 years)"

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

May be http://googlesightseeing.com/ is interested in this

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