Vladimir Lenin

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The bridge over the Golden Horn bay in Vladivostok, on Russia’s Pacific coast, which was opened in 2012. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Shortly after Nikita Khrushchev visited the United States in 1959, the first leader of the USSR to do so, he travelled to his own country’s Pacific co(...)

Memorials to more than 6,600 people killed by the Soviet security services from 1937-41 at Kommunarka in southern Moscow. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Genrikh Yagoda surely enjoyed the perks of being a senior secret policeman under Josef Stalin, including the large wooden dacha that was especially bu(...)

 Given that US multinationals like Apple, Google and Facebook have headquartered their European operations in Ireland, any new big tech  regulation could act as another tightrope for Irish policy-makers to navigate. Photograph: Getty Images

In 1917, Vladimir Lenin was purported to have said that “there are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen”. Although (...)

To see the preserved corpse of the former Soviet leader in Moscow, you must wear a mask and gloves and pass a temperature check.

After months in self-isolation, he’s back. Vladimir Lenin, embalmed and entombed, has reopened to the Russian public, luring bold tourists back to Red(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks during a plenary session of the State Duma  in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Russian deputies have backed a proposal that could allow Vladimir Putin, who has ruled the country for 20 years, to remain president until 2036. Form(...)

 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(...)

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