17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Big brother behind the trees

This picture shows a statue of Lenin still standing in the central square in Polatsk, Belarus. It is a perfect reflection of Belarus's eclectic and complex nature: being a modern and developing country, it's still influenced by the symbols of the country that doesn't exist anymore.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Polatsk , Belarus
Camera: ELE-L29
Copyright: © Vadzimir Zarankin