The legendary communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is for sale on Craigslist.
Oleg Zeleniak, a Ukrainian-born businessman, is seeking buyers for the 15-foot statue of Lenin he recently won at an auction in Atlantic City. The imposing likeness had stood for seven years at the entrance to a Russian-themed restaurant at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.
"Make me an offer which I won't decline...or just stop by and take a look yourself at this beautiful piece of art," Zeleniak says in his Craiglist pitch.
By phone, the Egg Harbor Township resident, 22, tells me he purchased the piece thinking it would make a good promotion for his Hammonton-based warehouse business. But Lenin proved too tall for the space.