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Drunk selfie-snapper breaks Lenin statue in Russia

Statue of Lenin outside Finland Station, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Statue of Lenin outside Finland Station, St. Petersburg, Russia. Image by Adam Jones / CC BY-SA 2.0

A drunken man broke a statue of Lenin in the Russian Kemerovo region, when he tried to climb it in order to take a selfie. The statue was reportedly already damaged from kids playing on it, but after the incident it broke into pieces. The man was detained by the police after having been identified by the fingerprints on a beer bottle found in the rubble. Read more: euronews.com