Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lenin Lives! Kills!

Just when you thought it was safe...

The Associated Press: Lenin statue collapses, kills man in Belarus: "Lenin statue collapses, kills man in Belarus

(AP) – 3 days ago

MINSK, Belarus — A massive statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin collapsed on a man who was hanging from it Monday, killing him on the spot, authorities said.

The 21-year-old man was drunk when he climbed onto the five-meter (16-foot)-high plaster monument and hung from its arm, the Emergency Situations ministry said. It then broke into pieces and he was crushed.

The statue in the southeastern Belarus town of Uvarovichi was built in 1939."

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