Headed for a museum

Workers moving a giant granite head of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in a forest in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday. The head of the Lenin monument, which was dismantled in 1991, had been long buried and half forgotten in the forest in the
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Workers moving a giant granite head of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in a forest in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday.

The head of the Lenin monument, which was dismantled in 1991, had been long buried and half forgotten in the forest in the east of Berlin.

The 3.5-tonne granite piece will become an eye-catching highlight of a new museum exhibition of key figures that played a role in Germany's turbulent history.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2015, with the headline 'Headed for a museum'. Print Edition | Subscribe