World's largest bust of Vladimir Lenin

The world's largest bust of Lenin is in Ulan-Ude, eastern Siberia. It is 25 feet tall and weighs 84,000 pounds, which makes it, pound for pound, boring by even Siberian standards.


Me inside of my hostel in Ulan-Ude last week. When I said the Japanese prisoners of war did a good job building this home, that was three-straight-days-on-the-train speaking: It was warm but upon further inspection appeared poorly built.