Ploshchad Lenina

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Petrozavodsk , Russia
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The circular pl Lenina is the original heart of neoclassical Petrozavodsk, skirted by matching semicircular buildings built in 1784. In its centre is a 1933 statue of Lenin , who seems to be striking a 'My Heart Will Go On' pose (cue the musical stylings of Celine Dion). Steps pass an eternal flame into the pretty riverside park, from where a bridge crosses to the surprisingly grand facade of the former Alexandrovskiy Ironworks, now part of the vast Onezhskiy Tractor Factory .