Monument to Ho Chi Minh in Moscow
In 1985, a monument to Ho Chi Minh was solemnly erected in Moscow. The monument was erected at the intersection of Dmitry Ulyanov and Profsoyuznaya streets. The place was not chosen by chance, since the Cheryomushki region has always been considered international.
Apparently, then the prices for the work were not a secret even after the public found out that 1,060,090 rubles were allocated for the creation and installation of the monument (according to the times of 1976) and with this money it was possible to build a house with 150 apartments. There were protests and statements, but the officials only shrugged that the money had already been given to the builders to improve the square.
There are so many troubles with the monument to Ho Chi Minh that it is not even clear.
First of all, the exact date is unknown, some claim that in 1985, others that in 1990. And given that Ho Chi Minh was the president of a communist country (North Vietnam), and the independence of North Vietnam was obtained on April 30, 1975, it can be assumed that the monument to the leader of North Vietnam was erected (at least opened) on April 30.
The next trouble is that Ho Chi Minh mentioned in each of his wills that he did not want anyone to erect a monument to him ever. But the Soviet government regarded it differently, they say, since they have a monument to Lenin, then we should have a monument to their leader. In the people, it is called a monument to a flying saucer. Although he has the rudest name, most likely a monument to the 300-year-old Tatar-Mongolian yoke. The Vietnamese and the Tatars are not close to each other, but for most people, if the eyes are narrow and slightly smaller than ours, then it means one face. What can I say, ignorance of the peoples and nothing more. After all, this is the same as equating us with blacks.
The inscription “There is nothing more precious than independence and freedom is carved on the bronze base. Ho Chi Minh. And as an alternative to a monument in his own honor, Ho Chi Minh said that it would be much more pleasant for him if they built some kind of large gazebo in which people could just sit and relax.