Wooden bust of Lenin dumped ashore off Turkey to feature in film
DÜZCEA wooden bust of Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Russian Communist Party and the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, that washed up on a beach off the Akçakoca district of the Black Sea province of Düzce in 1991 is set to be filmed, private broadcaster CNN Turk has reported.
The duo will try to relate the touristic impact of the ex-Soviet leader’s story through the bust.
The wooden bust of Lenin was thought to have been dumped in the Black Sea during the fall of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s and washed ashore in the town, causing a stir in Ankara over its fate as to whether it should be displayed in a public square.
Following a series of bureaucratic talks in 2009, authorities decided to display the wooden bust in a museum. However, it is currently being stored in the warehouse of the town council.
Accordingly, the movie will also search for some answers on its potential erection in a town square, while also focusing on the changing lives of villagers after its appearance.
Akçakoca is the only place with a known statue of the revolutionary leader in the country, which was an anti-communist ally of the U.S. during the Cold War.