Explorers discover an Elder Thing in the Antarctic ice:
Scientists trekking across a little visited part of Antarctica have discovered a bizarre relic of the Soviet Union is dominating the South Pole of Inaccessibility.
In the middle of nowhere—literally the point on Antarctica furthest from the sea—an imposing bust of revolutionary Bolshevik Vladimir Lenin peers out onto the polar emptiness….
The Scientific Traverse this week made it to the Inaccessibility Pole for New Year's Day and found a one time Soviet Union base buried under the ice.
The group's website says Soviet scientists first visited the Pole in December 1958 and built a small cabin there.
After several weeks they left, putting the bust of Lenin on top of the chimney facing Moscow.
Here he is:
[Hat tip: Bryan Alexander]