V.I. Lenin Monument
The monument to V.I. Lenin was opened in November, 1959. It was created by the prominent Russian sculptor, recepient of state awards Ye.V. Vuchetich and a well-known architect N.F. Brovkin.
The monument is located in the centre of the specially created alley along the front of the building housing the government of Penza Oblast. The monument faces the square which is a popular place for festive activities, marches, political meeting, and in time started to symbolize the bustling centre of the city.
The monument is a six meter tall bronze figure placed at the 7 m tall granite plinth. The character is depicted in full height, bareheaded. His left hand holds a crumpled cap and the right hand is held in the trouser pocket. The overall impression of the figure and especially of the face is that of decisiveness and invincible willpower. He seems to be walking through the storm, which metaphorically signifies the political turmoils of revolutionary Russia.