Most Russians view Vladimir Lenin as a good person and value his positive input to the country’s history and development. At the same time, over half of those polled believe his body should be removed from the Mausoleum and buried.
Masked anti-government protesters toppled the monument to Vladimir Lenin in Kiev on Sunday pulling him down with steel ropes, and smashing the granite figure with sledgehammers. A huge crowd queued to get a piece of the statue.
Over half of Russians believe Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev was the best head of state in the past century, followed by Bolshevik Revolution mastermind Vladimir Lenin and dictator Joseph Stalin, a poll by Levada Center has revealed.
People across Russia have been celebrating the 143rd birthday of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and two revellers in a North Russia village went too far, and ended up beheading a statue of the leader of the Bolshevik revolution.
The Russian Communist Party (KPRF) is to hold a congress devoted to its 20th anniversary. About 3,000 guests, including comrades from 90 countries are expected to participate in the gathering in Moscow.