How the mighty have fallen. It's bad enough that the Soviet Union dissolved and dumped its Communist system. A bomber with a sense of humor inflicted the ultimate indignity on this statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin.
A police officer guards the statue of the founder of the Soviet state, Vladimir Lenin, in St. Petersburg, April 1, 2009. A blast hit the statue in the square outside Finland Station in St. Petersburg. The monument was erected in 1926 and survived World War Two and the siege of Leningrad.