The monument to S.M. Kirov in Lepse square was established in 1957. It was created by sculptor N.V. Tomsky and architect N.I. Kozlov. The sculpture is a replica of the famous monument to S.M. Kirov in Saint Petersburg.
Lepse Square is situated in the industrial part of the city: the engineering plant Avitek and the electric machinery plant Lepse.
The other better known monument to S. M. Kirov is in the centre of the city, in Oktyabrsky prospekt by the Central Department store. Some time ago there was a joke about these two monuments. «Where is it warmer: by the Central Department store or in Lepse square? By the Central Department store, of course, because in Lepse square the figure of S. M. Kirov wears a coat but by the department store Kirov does not».
|Address:||the intersection of Oktyabrsky prospekt and Lepse street|