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Vladimir Lenin in Soviet fine art

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23 Apr 2021, 00:55 GMT+10

The Soviet 'Leniniana' of 1910s-1980s combines an enormous amount of images of the revolutionary leader. Just the Lenin museum alone contains 470 paintings featuring him. Let's take a look at how the Soviets portrayed their main "god".

Isaac Brodsky. V. I. Lenin and Manifestation, 1919

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Ivan Parkhomenko. V. I. Lenin at the age of four, 1920

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Emil Wiesel. V.I. Lenin in Emigration. 1905-1907, 1920-s.

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Mikhail Avilov. V.I. Lenin in Smolny (in makeup). October 1917, 1923

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Isaac Brodsky. V.I.Lenin on the Red Square, 1924

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Isaac Brodsky. V.I. Lenin against the background of Smolny, 1925

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Unknown artist. Poster "Lenin - leader of the international proletariat", 1925

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Fedor Lepeshkin. V.I. Lenin in the mountains of Switzerland, 1925

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Yakov Ruklevsky. "October" movie poster , 1927

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Isaac Brodsky. V.I. Lenin in Smolny, 1930

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Alexander Gerasimov. V.I. Lenin on the podium, 1930

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Nikolai Sysoev. V.I. Lenin and N.K. Krupskaya among the peasants in the village of Gorki in 1921, 1949

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Vladimir Serov. Walkers with Lenin, 1950

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Peter Belousov. "We're going the other way!", 1951

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Ivan Kosmin. Portrait of V.I.Lenin, 1953

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Leonid Shmatko. V.I. Lenin at the GOELRO [electrification] map, 1957

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Peter Vasilyev. Portrait of V.I. Lenin, 1959

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Oleg Vishnyakov. V.I. Lenin at Kazan University, 1961

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Viktor Ivanov. Poster "Lenin is the leader", 1965

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Vladimir Yugay. In Shushenskoye (V.I. Lenin and N.K. Krupskaya), 1969

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Peter Belousov. Lenin is working on the book "Materialism and Empirio-criticism" in the Geneva Library, 1978

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Russia Beyond thanks the State Historical Museum for the images. Its newly opened virtual Lenin museum gathered more than 100 thousand documents and art items devoted to Vladimir Lenin and are available in Russian and English.

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