: RFE/RL: Stalin statue's a bust so far for Slovak collector

13:52 May. 8, 2016

RFE/RL: Stalin statue's a bust so far for Slovak collector


Tribute statues of Stalin once filled public squares across the Soviet bloc

Two years after Milan M. put his statue of the late Soviet dictator Josef Stalin up for sale, the enterprising collector from northwestern Slovakia acknowledges he's had no takers.

Milan says he might be willing to lower his 45,000-euro asking price on a Slovak online shop for the 3.5-meter-high bronze figure.

Read also Russian communists bring flowers to Stalin's grave to mark his birthday

But for now, Stalin stands alone up high on his plinth in the collector's garden in Povazska Bystrica. 

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