Minecraft Lenin – level 3

04-12-2017 07:00

In the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, a new 2-metre-tall cardboard statue of Lenin is causing controversy. The video game Minecraft inspired the statue.

The portrayal of the most famous Bolshevik caused outrage from local communists, who have labelled the statue as blasphemy and have called for its destruction.

Aleksander Zakirov, the creator of the Minecraft Lenin, said that the call for the destruction of the statue and his punishment was a shocking reaction, which he was not expecting. He would not have ever thought that politicians would care about an art object so much, adding that the statue is just a cardboard monument, not a real one, which will anyhow be dismantled before winter.

Difficult words: Bolshevik (a member of the party which seized power in Russia in 1917), outrage (a reaction of anger and shock), blasphemy (something which is very disrespectful to someone or something), dismantle (take apart).

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