Lenin-shaped Siberian forest captured in drone photo

Can't see the forest for the trees? Well, then check out this Lenin-shaped Siberian forest that is only visible from the air and is stunningly captured in this drone photo.

The Lenin-shaped Siberian forest is only visible from the air

Russian drone photographer Slava Stepanov captured the Lenin-shaped forest by drone after he had first seen it appear in Google satellite pictures years earlier, according to the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty outlet.

The forest is located near the Omsk region town of Tyukalinsk, which is close to the border with Kazakhstan and likely planted sometime in the seventies.

The forest is a somewhat odd way to memorize Vladimir Lenin, the Russian revolutionary leader who became a godlike figure for the Soviet Union after his death in 1924.

“From the ground, it was like a walk through an ordinary forest, but one planted by man. All of the trees are planted in a straight line”, Stepanov said.

The drone photo of the Lenin-shaped forest shows the name clearly spelled out in an 82-meter-high and 300-meter-long geoglyph.

Lenin-Shaped Siberian Forest Captured In Drone Photo 1

Stepanov thinks that the trees were likely planted in the seventies as a way for citizens to show their dedication to the communist system and celebrate an important Soviet anniversary.

“In the U.S.S.R., people were very focused on anniversaries, especially the birthday of Lenin and the anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution,” Stepanov said.

According to RFE/RL, the Tyukalinsk residents all knew about the Lenin-shaped forest but couldn't say exactly when or why it was created. Lenin would have turned 100 in 1970 so it seems likely that the trees were planted in that year.

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