Monday, 29 September 2014
Lenin and the grim reaper. (Kharkov imaginings)
Photo by Yuri Kosin.
Yesterday this photo seemed to be on all the Facebook pages of many Russian liberals delighted with the toppling of the Lenin statue in Kharkov. Who knows though what one may read into this photograph.
Is the 'grim reaper' not guarding Lenin? Or accompanying the granite Lenin to then continue on her work? The 'corpse' of Lenin seems serene (almost sporting a smirk?) maybe in the knowledge that he's off to be sublated?
In this blurred photo below from Kharkov he seems about to lift off out into space in the manner of Ilya Kabakov's communal flat dweller: