The other day I unpacked a box of old CD’s and found scans of photos that I had taken in China and Russia. There were quite a few that suited this topic perfectly.
Our trip was in 1990 so there were still statues of Lenin in every city. This one was snapped through the train window. Patriotic statues were everywhere too. The one below is a Workers Memorial and the third one is a statue of Peter the Great in Leningrad. Of course Leningrad is now once again known as St Petersburg after Peter, one of the most famous Russian Emperors. However, in 1990 it was still known as Leningrad.
In China we visited the Summer Palace in Beijing where we saw many carvings like this among the ruins.
This statue was one of many we saw inside the Forbidden City in Beijing.