Bishkek is the only city in the CIS, which preserved the monument to the leader of world revolution. Moreover, the government adopted a special law for the monument protection. What tolerance! However, they did not venture to place the monument on the main square Ala-Too and set it in front of the parliament building. The massive bronze statue weighs 17 tons. Today it is the most visited place: everyone want to be photographed with the monument to Lenin on the background.