Thursday, October 24, 2013

Vladimir Lenin Statue - CCCP

The fourth card Katya sent me shows the greatest icon of the Soviet Era, Vladimir Lenin. There was a Lenin statue in every town square always with a outstretched hand as a symbol of blessing and a sign to move forward. According to Katya, in the small town  where she lives, in the Moscow region, there's still standing the statue of Lenin in front of the Culture House. Thank you very much Katya, I just love this vintage propaganda cards. This postcard took 30 days to arrive!

Vladimir Lenin Statue - CCCP
Vladimir Lenin, born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov on 22 April 1870 and died on 21 January 1924 was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as the leader of the Russian SFSR from 1917, and then concurrently as Premier of the Soviet Union from 1922, until his death. Politically a Marxist, his theoretical contributions to Marxist thought are known as Leninism, which coupled with Marxian economic theory have collectively come to be known as Marxism–Leninism.


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