By Mei Jingya, Sina English
The last bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin has been removed from Ulan-Bator, the capital of Mongolia, BBC reported Sunday.
At a ceremony attended by city mayor Bat-Uul Erdene and a crowd of around 300 people, the monument was taken down from its plinth in a park.
Mayor Bat-Uul said the statue would be auctioned off with a starting price of about US$280.
For decades Vladimir Lenin was worshipped by Mongolian schoolchildren as Teacher Lenin.
Many statues of Lenin, who died in 1924, remain standing around Russia and other countries once under the Soviet control.