A man from Seattle purchased the 16-foot statue and had it displayed, according to the Seattle Times.
A Facebook page has been launched calling for the tearing down of the Lenin statue.
According to the page:
A Fascinating & Narrative Changing Factoid About Vladimir Lenin:
Vladimir Lenin kept a slave!
Oh man, that is so rich with red meat.
Alright, he called her a 'maid', a 12 year old girl, who he paid 1 ruble per month, no doubt to mitigate claims of forced servitude, but it doesn't sound voluntary or 'equal' to me.
He also kept her in a cage under his stairs.
'Kept her.' In a cage. A cage. Let that sink in for a minute.
From the documentary The Russian Revolution on NetFlix. It's a good film if you haven't seen it. Very instructive on the failures of Marxists-Socialists-Communists.
It's also worth mentioning that in this documentary you see how Lenin comes from a family that believed in using violence as a means to achieve political objectives. Sound familiar?