Police stumped as Lenin goes missing in Latvia





Officials in central Latvia said they were stumped by the theft of a 300-kilogram (660-pound) bust of Lenin from in front of a museum in the town of Rujiena. The headless torso of the first leader of Soviet Russia, which had been displayed outside the museum since 1998, disappeared one night late last week. The head had been detached by hooligans in an earlier incident and was kept inside the museum.

"We have no tangible leads as to what happened," Normunds Sulcs of the Rujiena police told AFP.


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