Contents tagged with Lenin

  • Poroshenko: Nearly 1,500 monuments to Lenin were demolished in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s de-communization program ensured the destruction of 1,500 monuments to Vladimir Lenin, stated President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on his official website on the Memorial Day for victims of political repression.

    Poroshenko noted that at the end of 2013, Ukraine "looked like a textbook illustration of the history of the CPSU [Communist Party of the Soviet Union]" and the cities, towns and villages of the country were "studded with idols of Lenin and his comrades" while the members of …

  • Russian court refuses to de-classify medical logs kept by Lenin’s doctors

    The Court of Moscow has denied gerontologist Valery Novoselov’s request to disclose medical records containing details of medical treatment administered to Vladimir Lenin shortly before his death, as stated by Ivan Pavlov, Novoselov’s lawyer.  

    “We will get a better understanding of the underlying reasons of the court’s ruling when we see the analytical part of the judgment, but we already can state that we are going to contest the ruling,” Pavlov said. “We believe that the decision of the …

  • Putin compares Lenin’s body to the relics of saints

    In journalist Andrei Kondrashov’s documentary film “Valaam”, Russian President Vladimir Putin compared Communist attitudes toward Vladimir Lenin with the veneration of the saints in Christianity, and he compared the communist ideology to Christianity, Novaya Gazeta writes.

    "The Communist ideology is very much akin to Christianity, in fact. Freedom, brotherhood, equality, justice—it's all laid down in the Holy Scripture. It's all there. And the code of builders of communism, it's a sublimation, …

  • All Lenin monuments removed from Ukrainian cities

    As a result of de-communization in Ukraine, 2,389 monuments were dismantled, of which 1,320 were monuments to communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, said the director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, Volodymyr Viatrovych.

    "According to our information, there are no more Lenin monuments in the Ukrainian cities. Perhaps some are left in the countryside and on the territory of the enterprises. This is because they were never added to the registers; they can only be dismantled …

  • The Russian Orthodox Church called on authorities to remove Lenin's body from mausoleum on Red Square

    Bishops from the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCA) called on Russian authorities to remove Vladimir Lenin's body from the mausoleum on Red Square, as indicated in a joint statement of the Bishops' Council of the ROCA, signed by the Metropolitan of Eastern America and Illarion, the Metropolitan of New York, who is the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.

    Therefore, once again we call upon with hope (...) to say goodbye to the symbols of theomachy, get rid of the former glorification …

  • Russian Parliament has prepared a bill on the burial of Lenin's body

    The State Duma of Russia has prepared a bill that proposes a "legal mechanism" for the reburial of the remains of Vladimir Lenin.

    This was reported by Russia’s Interfax news agency, citing Vladimir Sysoev, one of the initiators of the bill and an MP from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR). According to him, the document has already been submitted to the lower house.

    The bill proposes amendments to the current law on funeral and burial, the deputy noted. "Our bill contains a legal …

  • Russian Orthodox Church wants to bury Lenin's body

    Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church insist on the burial of the mummified body of Vladimir Lenin, reports RIA Novosti.

    According to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, it is necessary to wait for "agreement in society" in the burial of Vladimir Lenin's body. Although, in his words, the Mausoleum and the "mummified body" are a "relic of the past".

    "If this was not done then, we now need to wait …