Statue of Lenin extending his hand surrounded by busts of Lenin on the ground at Grūto parkas in Lithuania

Grūtas Sculpture Park in Druskininkai


By Contested Histories Initiative July 2021

The Grūtas Park was created to collect and display Soviet-era monuments that had been removed from public spaces following Lithuanian independence. This case study provides an example of an effective and alternate remedy to destruction or erasure of contested historical legacies, but also shows the political, social, and economic complexities… Read More