Tagged: Lenin

Feel the Force..


Love this. ┬áBecause of new legislation in the Ukraine all remnants and symbols of the country’s communist past now have to be taken down. ┬áBut in Odessa (in a town far, far away) they’ve taken things an artistic step further and converted their statue of Vladimir Lenin into none other than Darth Vader.


Artist Alexander Milov has added a helmet, cape, boots and a secret weapon…

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY OLGA SHYLENKO People dressed as characters from 'Star Wars' film take part in an inauguration ceremony of a Darth Vader monument, formerly a statue of Soviet founder Lenin, in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa on October 23, 2015. Just in time for the release of the latest "Star Wars" blockbuster, Ukrainians have transformed the statue of Lenin into one of Darth Vader, an oddly prominent figure in local politics. AFP PHOTO / VOLODYMYR SHUVAYEV

Under Darth’s hat is a wi-fi hotspot providing free wifi to all those who stand at his feet.

Oh the symbolism. Ahh the parody. Ker-ching the tourist revenues..

Laters, Kate x