Comment on the article Lenin’s architect of red terror rises again by Ben Macintyre in The Times, 16 September 2017.
I used Google Maps recently to try and locate monuments to Felix Dzerzhinsky in Russia. There is lots of them all over the country. Here is a sample. The tweets quoted below are part of a thread, where I provide coordinates and pictures, courtesy of Google, of this organizer of the Communist secret police.
Public space in Russia is as Soviet and Communist as ever. Most of the articles from Russia ignore this most basic information.
Monument to Dzerzhinsky in Novosibirsk, city of 1.6 mln in south-western Siberia on the Ob river. 3rd largest city in Russia. Prospekt Dzierzhinskogo/Dzerzhinsky Avenue.
3X6Q+VG Novosibirsk, Russiahttps://t.co/1oh6vYerhr pic.twitter.com/CeVTCHKaVz
— Lech S. Borkowski (@LechSBorkowski) March 23, 2021
Moscow (two statues), Sankt Petersburg, Saratov, Ufa, Volgograd (two), Taganrog, Kirov, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Dzerzhinsk, Oryol, Kursk…
Kirov has a shopping centre named after him. Numerous streets, squares.
Then there is the monument to Stalin unveiled in Yakutsk in 2013.