Lenin presides over Transnistria’s Parliament Building in the city of Tiraspol, which is the breakaway republic’s largest city (and Moldova’s second-largest city) and effectively its capital.

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A monument to I-don’t-know-what in Bender, Transnistria, also called Tighina and/or Bendery, the breakaway republic’s second-largest city, which is tiny…and empty.

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Transnistrians wait for the bus on Tiraspol’s main street. I’m pretty sure that’s a statue of Lenin as almost all statues in Tiraspol are of Lenin.

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Decommissioned Soviet tanks and old school Soviet hammer-and-sickle flags decorate the streets of Tiraspol.

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The bustling streets of Bender/Tighina/Bendery, Transnistria.

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A city bus ferries residents down Tiraspol’s main street. In Transnistria.

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Amusement park in Bender/Tighina/Bendery.

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Bender/Tighina/Bendery boasts the largest silos in the world, allegedly. This is the front of them.

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An apartment building in Bender/Tighina/Bendery.

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Neighborhood bulletin board in Bender/Tighina/Bendery.

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Curio shop in Tiraspol. Notice nesting doll with Putin.

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