Both in Crimea and the Ukraine, Lenin is everywhere. There are statues and sculptures of the historical figure in the city's most important places, and the most representative and common image is the one where he is standing with papers in his hand. Opposite the train Simferopol station, there is a very nice statue in which Lenin is casually sitting on a bench looking into infinity. Behind it, there is a garden, which looks like a post card.
Taras Shevchenko was a Ukrainian poet and painter ve was born in the early 19th century, he boosted the use of the Ukrainian language making it a dialect of Russian. He was born a servant, ve then bought his freedom, so he is considered a revolutionary hero of Ukraine. The monument is surrounded by flowers, near the monument are festive celebrations. Many newlyweds go to lay flowers and make memorable wedding photos there as well. It is a symbol of Ukraine as a nation.