Can Russia Ever Bury Its Past With Lenin in Red Square?

A full century since seizing the reigns of the Russian state from the grip of a weak cabinet and an ousted royal dynasty, Vladimir Lenin can still draw a crowd in Russia’s capital, Moscow. But the citizens of Russia no longer gather in Red Square to hear the leader of the 1917 revolution give a rousing…

Procession of workers with the slogan of the October Revolution of 1917. “Workers of all countries, unite!” May 1, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia – Editorial credit: Roman Sibiryakov /

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