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Ron Radosh

Lenin Does Vegas!

June 20th, 2010 - 2:43 pm

Well, that answers the question about what to do with all those Soviet era statues of Lenin that lie in the junkyard unwanted: send them to Vegas, where they can be surrounded by all the kitsch. Stand around long enough and you’ll see Russian visitors pose for photos in front of him. Old V.I.  stands ready to greet you if you enter to eat or drink at the Red Square at Mandalay Bay. (Click on each photo to enlarge.)

Those thankless ex-Soviets — who not only tore him down from wherever he once stood, but took off his head for good measure.

Having gone to last week’s American Freedom Alliance conference on the media at Pepperdine University, my wife and I decided to take a few days R and R in Vegas — where I believe every American ought to go to at least once.  There are a couple of good reasons to go. One is to view the gorgeous ceiling at the Bellagio hotel, as well as its art museum (extra cost, of course) and the sculptures in the lobby garden display.

The other is to see one of the productions by Cirque du Soleil, and if you are a  Beatles fan, the much heralded “Love,” which is now apparently their most popular production. Not only is it thrilling and imaginative, but you have never heard the Beatles in such incredible pristine pure sound — even if you have the most professional and expensive sound system at home.

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