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Famous Syphilitic Psychopath Vladimir Lenin Celebrated at St. Petersburg Conference

He was a mass murderer and a war criminal, but some people still really like the guy

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The Vladimir Lenin cult is alive and well in Russia, and has been particularly in evidence this year as the country plunges into the old and fierce debates about its historical past on this 100th anniversary of Russia's Bolshevik revolution.

This Russian TV news segment reports on his admirers who gathered from all over the world to celebrate him.

<figcaption>Held in the same hall from which Lenin ran the government in St. Pete, the Tauride Palace</figcaption>
Held in the same hall from which Lenin ran the government in St. Pete, the Tauride Palace

The country seems to consist of three groups, those who think he was one of the most evil men to ever live, those who think he was a hero who made Russia great, and those who don't really know and are confused by the polar opposite versions they encounter (most of the population).

Whatever the case, his body is still embalmed on Red Square, so if you haven't had a chance to have a real, live glimpse of this extraordinary historical figure, you had better hurry up.

One of these days they will probably cart him out of there.

People say he bears a strange resemblance to Hillary Clinton - apparently they use the same brand of pancake makeup.

Full transcript:


Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg hosted today the XIX international Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties. It opened a series of events timed to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution.


In 1917 Tauride Palace was the center of St. Petersburg's political life The Provisional Government met in the right wing till October. And the left one was occupied by Petrograd Soviet of Workers' Deputies. Later on, they all moved out. But still, after 1917 Bolsheviks held all their conventions here.

The centenary of the Great October is also being celebrated here. Not just in the city that was the cradle of the Revolution but in the same halls and corridors.

Here's Lenin reading his April Theses from a rostrum in Tauride.

In this very hall, the communists from all over the world are welcomed by Gennady Zyuganov.

Gennady Zyuganov, head of the Communist Party of Russia:

"We welcome you all in the great city of heroic working class and glorious revolutionary traditions in the cradle of the October Revolution."

The meeting is annual but today it's especially solemn. A scarlet ribbon is the main adornment just like in 1917. The delegations of North Korea, Nepal, Cuba China and Vietnam The representative of the Chinese Communist Party together with Zyuganov introduce a common project - the book "Wind of October" a magnificently illustrated story about the Revolution.

Guo Ezhou, Communist Party of China:

"The book is essential for understanding the meaning and influence of the October Revolution in order to tap strength and wisdom from our history."

Rarest documents and pictures: Here are Lenin and Krupskaya taking a walk in the Swiss Alps and here's Christmas in Gorki. 400 pages are currently being translated into Chinese.

Gennady Zyuganov, head of the Communist Party of Russia:

"When Herbert Wells came to his office hoping he would tell about the World Revolution and Lenin told him how important it is to study."

Two days of celebrations in St. Petersburg. November 7 - celebrations will be held in Moscow.

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