Leninrelief zum Vorschein gebracht

Auf alten Fotos der sowjetischen Kaserne in Möhlau ist ein Relief mit einem Seitenporträt Lenins zu sehen. Jahre lang dachte man, es sei beim Abzug der Sowjetarmee verloren gegangen, denn die zurückgebliebene Stele war leer. Doch nach einem Vierteljahrhundert der Witterung begann sich die Deckschicht der Stele zu lösen und siehe da: Überraschenderweise erschienen, wenn auch diffus und verschwommen, die rote Farbe des einstigen Denkmals und die Umrisse von Lenins Kopf. Wir machten uns sofort auf den Weg dahin, in der Hoffnung, das originale Relief wiederherstellen zu können. Weiterlesen

Mural renovated and extended in graffiti style

While exploring abandoned objects one constantly comes across graffiti, tags and other works of „street art„. They have become part of the unique landscape of abandoned places. However, they rarely have a concrete connection to the historical sites in which they are located and many visitors tend to perceive them as foreign bodies or disturbing elements. An exception can be seen in Möhlau, where a graffiti artist first renovated a monumental Lenin mural of the Soviet army, only to expand it with a stylized Soviet flag. Weiterlesen

The hidden mural

On the former airfield in Sperenberg (Brandenburg) there is still a flaking Soviet mural with Lenin inside an abandoned building. It is a difficult discovery even for experienced Urbex explorers, because the corridor to the room can only be reached through a small hole in a wall. But first you have to find the right building in this vast ghost town. Weiterlesen

Pale memory

Once hundreds of neat soldiers of the Soviet Army marched here past the tribune of honour and the two freshly painted murals. Today, however, this is only a pale memory of times past. As pale as the colour of the two Soviet steles: One shows a Red Army soldier, the other Lenin. Although the Soviet revolutionary leader has been abandoned for almost 30 years, his stony gaze and charisma still remain on the former parade trail. Weiterlesen