Work on the embodiment of the image of V.I. Lenin runs through the history of the Soviet monumental sculpture. Many prominent masters of Soviet sculpture worked on the creation of a versatile, majestic image of Lenin. Lenin’s «monumental propaganda» plan played an important role in the formation of Soviet monumental art and, in particular, in the works of the remarkable Soviet sculptors, many of whom later became famous as masters of monumental sculpture.
The collection of sculptural images of Lenin and Stalin gives an idea of the creative search of artists of the Soviet era, their movement to the synthetic image of the Leader.