Vladimir Lenin

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 The monument depicting  Ivan Konev in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

“Svoikh ne brosayem,” Russian officials and military men like to declare in praise of their country’s loyalty to its people: “We don’t abandon our own(...)

A campaign poster for Kharkiv mayor Hennadiy Kernes ahead of Ukraine’s July 21st parliamentary elections. He still dominates Ukraine’s second city despite political upheaval in the country and a 2014 gun attack that left him partially paralysed. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The steely gaze of Georgy Zhukov is once more levelled at Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, a month after protesters toppled a bust of the second World War So(...)

Messages posted on the  Lennon Wall outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, China, earlier this month. Photograph: Eduardo Leal/Bloomberg

As protests and acts of dissent show no sign of abating in Hong Kong, Lennon and Lenin are now locked in a posthumous ideological battle in districts (...)

For a backdrop, ‘Newsnight’ superimposed Corbyn on to an image of the Kremlin washed by a sinister red sunrise.

I’m going to form a band called Jeremy Corbyn’s Hat. I’m not really. But such a jape would be worthwhile. For a week or two in early 2018 – I’m imagin(...)

Russian communists carry Soviet red flags and portraits of  Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin at a ceremony at Red Square in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov

Vladimir Lenin would turn in his grave if he knew that Russian state television was marking the centenary of the Great October Revolution this week wi(...)

Elena Alliloueva-Lorigan at home in Stillorgan. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Few people can claim their great-great-grandfather’s actions changed the course of world history. Fewer still can claim a direct family connection to(...)

Signage in Cyrillic, English and Chinese  at Leningradsky Railway Station in Moscow as part of preparations for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia. File photograph: Anton Novoderezhkin/Getty Images)

The guide at the 19th century mansion near Moscow where Vladimir Lenin died was searching for a Chinese tourist who, in haste to pose for a photograph(...)

Speaking in Berlin, Dr Joachim Pfeiffer said he hoped  border controls and customs checkpoints could be avoided, but this would require major concession by London. Photograph: Maxwells

Promises by the United Kingdom that a hard Border on the island of Ireland will not be needed after Brexit happens are “illusory”, a top ally of Chan(...)

Russian communists are outraged by the proposal to remove Lenin’s body from the mausoleum in Moscow’s Red Square. File photograph: Getty Images

As Russia marks the centenary of the 1917 revolution that swept Vladimir Lenin to power, it might be time to give the late leader of the world’s first(...)

A protester smashing a statue in Kiev back in December 2013. Photograph: Anatoli Boiko/AFP/Getty

In the end, no one tried to save Iron Felix. The head and shoulders of a statue to Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Bolshevik secret police that bec(...)

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