Statues of Lenin with a boner for communism

Any statue of a man with one hand held out before him at waist height can be photographed in profile in such a way that the extended hand looks like a big ole boner. And Soviet-era statues of Lenin have this posture in spades. Hence this collection on Lenin monuments sporting vast, steely commie-ons. (Famously, you can reproduce this effect with the famous "Partners" statue at Disneyland, which depicts Walt holding Mickey's hand; from the right angle, Mickey's nose becomes Walt's stiffy).

A Different Angle of View on Lenin Monuments (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)


  1. The town of Warrnambool in Victoria, Australia, has a memorial statue known locally as The Dirty Angel – it appears to be engaging in.. err.. manual auto-stimulation when viewed from the side. A google image search on “warrnambool dirty angel” will turn up a few examples.

  2. “from the right angle, Mickey’s nose becomes Walt’s stiffy). ”

    I could have lived a happy life without ever once contemplating that mental picture, thank you.

  3. In the Ukrainian city of Odessa there’s a similar thing, where you stand on a specific manhole cover and it looks like the Duke who founded the city is, er, getting his cock out. It’s a well-known ‘attraction’.

  4. That a link to an image of the Walt/Mickey nose/boner was not provided in the original posting, and still has not been provided in the comments, borders on travesty.

  5. So the artists’ theme is Lenin asking for spare change???

    Okay, naughty photos deserve a naughty joke.

    This from my friend, Karl, the wandering art instigateur:

    One of the standard themes in Soviet art was ‘Lenin in Zurich.’ This
    was a sculpture or painting showing Lenin, in exile in Switzerland,
    dressed in a greatcoat and workingman’s cap, standing on some Alpine
    crag and gazing off into the distance, visualizing the future
    dictatorship of the proletariat.

    When the Politburo built themselves a new meeting hall, they decided
    that an enormous ‘Lenin in Zurich’ painting would be just the thing
    for decoration. So they held an All-Union competition to pick an
    artist, brought him to Moscow, provided him with paints and a
    4-meter-tall canvas, and said, ‘Lenin in Zurich. Six weeks. Have it

    On the appointed day, the members of the Politburo file into the newly
    completed hall where the great painting is covered by a drop cloth.
    When they are all ready, the artist pulls the cloth aside to reveal —
    not Lenin. It’s Mrs. Lenin! Naked! In bed! With Leon Trotsky!

    The first Politburo member to recover from the shock of seeing this
    sacrilege gasps, ‘Where’s Lenin?’

    And the artist says, ‘He’s in Zurich!’

  6. There’s nothing quite as pleasing to the inner 3rd grade boy in many of us like the sight of Wm. Penn up on Philadelphia city hall in rain.

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