The pedestal of the monument to Lenin

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The pedestal of the monument to Lenin
Construction of the Lenin monument was intended to begin as early as 1940 - this is attested by a marble plate with a corresponding inscription. In the years of the German occupation of the city, this stella was destroyed, and a cubic memorial with a chalice, an eternal flame, and an inscription marking the Adolph-Hitler-Ring (as the present-day Svobody Blvd. was then known). In 1945, after the conclusion of the war, the Council of People's Commisars of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolshevik) of Ukraine adopted a resolution to erect a monument to the Leader of the World Proletariat, V. I. Lenin. The laying of the first stone of the monument took place on April 22, 1945 in the square in front of the Opera and Ballet Theater. Several possible sites for the monument had been considered - Bernardynska (now Soborna) Sq., and the summit of the Castle Hill. Because the process of agreeing on a contractor was drawn out, and the funding for the erection of the monument was scarce, the monument was finally unveiled on January 20, 1952, instead of the original intended unveiling date of 1948.
Stone, square, Svoboda avenue (1 Travnia street), Opera house, people
Volodymyr Melnyk
Ihor Melnyk

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ID: 01558
City: Lviv
Date: 1931
Format: 14х9 sm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Juriy Zaverbnyj
Subject: Monument, sculpture, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytskyi
ID: 02540
City: Lviv
Date: 1898
Format: 17,2х15 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Copyright: Lviv National Library after V.Stefanyk NAS of Ukraine
Subject: King Jan III Sobieski monument
ID: 07888
City: Kyiv
Date: 1950-1955
Format: 15x10 cm
Creator: Illya Pavlyk
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Oleksandr Korobov
Subject: Mountain, Dnipro, monument, sculpture, monument of culture
ID: 01891
City: Lviv
Date: 1916-1917
Format: 90х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: "Sztuka", Krakow
Copyright: Taras Pinyazhko
Subject: Gołuchowski monument, I. Franko Park
ID: 01944
City: Lviv
Date: 1950-1960
Format: 9×14 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
Subject: Hill, monument, people
ID: 03078
City: Lviv
Date: 1964
Format: 23х17 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Mykhailo Tsimerman
Subject: Svientsitskoho street, monument, "Lvivenerho"
ID: 00812
City: Lviv
Date: 1960-1970
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Central State Kinofotofono Archive after G.S. Pshenychny
Subject: Lychakiv cemetery, trees, Maria Konopnicka monument, pioneers, flowers
ID: 01488
City: Lviv
Date: 1984
Format: 20х9 cm
Creator: Borys Mindel
Publisher: Publishing House "Mystectvo", Kyiv
Copyright: There are no Known Restrictions on the Usage of this Image
Subject: Monument, Royal Arsenal
ID: 01962
City: Lviv
Date: 1960-1970
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
Subject: Sculpture, platform, Lychakiv Park, kiosk, people

The Lviv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater was built in 1897-1900 under a project designed by architect Zygmunt Gorgolewski. The building is erected in historicist style and influenced by the so-called Vienna Neo-Renaissance. The monumental theater building has occupied a key position in the architectural ensemble of the city’s main avenue created in the late 19th – early 20th century.

The monument to V. I. Lenin was erected in front of the entrance to the Opera House at the intersection of Hetmanski Waly and the park-garden located in the center of First of May Street (the central street of the city, from 1855 on called Karla Ludwika Street, in 1919 renamed Legionow Street, from 1959 on known as Lenina Boulevard, and in 1991 renamed Svobody Boulevard). The monument was the work of Moscow sculptor Serhii Merkurov (1881-1952), and architects V. Sharapenko and S. Frantsuz. The square in front of the Opera House was organized according to the project by architects Ivan Persykov and M. Yurchuk. A public meeting devoted to the unveiling of the monument to Lenin in Lviv was held on January 20, 1952.