Support The Moscow Times!

Rammstein Frontman Presented Lenin Gift by Russian Fans in Moscow

Till Lindemann (Alexander Shcherbak / TASS)

Russian fans have presented Till Lindemann, the frontman of the cult German rock band Rammstein, with a Lenin bust in Moscow, a week before the country traditionally celebrated the start of the October Revolution (Nov. 7).

When asked by the state-run RIA news agency about the present, Lindemann jokingly said: “Wonderful Lenin.” Lindemann had reportedly studied Lenin’s biography in school while growing up in East Germany. 

In 2016, the singer called himself a victim of “Putin propaganda” after a fake photograph of him wearing a Putin T-shirt was circulated in the Russian media following a Rammstein concert in Moscow. 

Lindemann is currently in Moscow for a literary concert of his poems, which will continue in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Samara.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.