Lenin statue in Antarctica

Paul Landry travelled for 47 days from the tip of Antarctica to reach the most remote point of its geographic interior, the Pole of Inaccessibility. When he finally arrived he was greeted by a surprising sight – a giant statue of Vladimir Lenin sticking out two metres above the snow.
“He basically welcomed us here,” said Landry. “Lenin was actually placed on this chimney above the base.”
The statue of the former Soviet leader was placed there by Russian explorers who built a shelter when they travelled there in 1958. A second Russian team returned there in 1967, but no one had returned to the site since.
“The base is buried under about five metres or more of snow,” said Landry, from his camp yesterday. “It’s impossible for us to get into the base.”
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