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# Lenin

All time
# rise of the Bolsheviks
Today marks 100 years since the communist revolution in Russia
The event is perhaps one of the most transformative of the 20th century.
# red storm rising
On its centenary, these were the five key events of the Russian revolution
The abdication of Tsar Nicholas II in 1917 led to a Bolshevik revolution, the rise of Lenin and Stalin, and the eventual establishment of the Soviet Union.
# Nowa Huta
A Polish town has an interesting new Lenin statue
The little, urinating man – complete with condom – has received a mixed response in Nowa Huta.
# creating the cult
Lenin, Stalin and 'The Myth of the Beloved Leader'
New exhibition in Russia shows how the two former leaders used the cult of personality to their advantage.
# Venezuela
Plan to put Chavez's body on display 'may be impossible'
The acting president of Venezuela said preparatory steps to put Hugo Chavez’s body on display should have been taken much earlier.
# Venezuela
Hugo Chavez will be embalmed 'like Ho Chi Minh, Lenin and Mao'
Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in later today and said that Chavez will be kept in a glass casket “for eternity”.