Soviet Icon Surprises Polar Scientists

150LeninbustA Norwegian-US science expedition to the South Pole of Inaccessibility found a bust of Vladimir Lenin waiting for them. The South Pole of Inaccessibility is the point in Antarctica that is furthest from the coasts, and rarely visited. A Soviet team had visited the area in 1958 and built a cabin. They perched a bust of Lenin on top of the chimney before they left several weeks later.
"Today the bust is clearly visible from many kilometres away, and remains as they left it on the chimney, although the cabin itself is buried under the snow," the explorers say.

The actual South Pole is 878 kilometers from the Inaccessibility Pole. Since a moving glacier covers Antarctica, the location of the South Pole is recalibrated and moved every few years. Link -via Fark

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Nobody's been there for 50 years?
Although it is plastic, it's kinda funny how unwieldy that must have been to lug around just for the gesture. I wonder if they had put one at the North Pole.
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