A malefactor stole an ear of Stalin’s monument at one of exhibitions in Berlin. The ear belonged to Stalin bronze monument, which was dismantled by the German government in 1961. A worker, who took part in dismantling works, kept an ear of the monument, and after he died, the big bronze ear was given to Berlin’s Cafe Sibylle, where it became a part of its exhibition on local history. Artur Schneider, the owner of the cafe, said that the ear (which was fixed to the wall) disappeared one night, when there were a lot of people in the cafe. The police started looking for the criminal. They have not found Stalin’s ear yet.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969