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Buried and long forgotten, the head of a giant Lenin statue is set to make a comeback in the German capital a quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall.The goateed head of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin, is to be unearthed, trucked across Berlin and displayed in a lineup of historical sculptures marking the end of an odyssey that started in the Cold War.A similarly oversized bust of Lenin starred in the award-winning 2003 comedy-drama "Good Bye Lenin!," showing the Russian revolutionary leader suspended from a helicopter, unceremoniously carted over the roofs of a reunited Berlin.Once upon a time, the 1.7 meter high head was part of a Lenin statue carved from Ukrainian pink granite that towered 19 meters above East Berlin, framed by Soviet prefab apartment tower blocks.After a wave of people power brought down the Wall and the Iron Curtain, sending Lenin and Marx statues toppling across Eastern Europe, the Berlin icon too became a lightning rod for public anger.It features some 100 original works dating back to the 18th century, in the Spandau Citadel in western Berlin.
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