Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

30 November 2010. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… Lenin’s 140th Birthday Marked…

Filed under: history,Russian,Soviet period — 01varvara @ 00.00

There’s a new appreciation of Vladimir Ilyich arising in contemporary Russia. It’s disconcerting to many Westerners, but it’s nothing but a realisation that 75 years of Russian history cannot be blithely tossed in the dustbin just like that. The only people silly enough to urge us to do that are American suburbanites. We shall not spit on the Great Victory, on the great literacy campaign, or on the extension of basic health care throughout the country. We will not deny Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchyov, and Gorbachyov… they were real historical figures, like them or not. Russians now realise that our post-1917 history is made up of intertwined red and white threads that are so interwoven that we would do harm if we tried to separate them.

Russia lived…

Russia lives…

Russia shall live!



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