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found in the wild, excuse the camera flash

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what's the story with those ethopian ones? are they from the PDRE period?
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nothing too complex, it was 1945 and people were genuinely excited the soviets were beating the nazis. the cold war era erasure of the eastern front from westerner's memories hadn't happened yet
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personal favorite Stalin was Josef “Koba” Stalin, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1922-1952, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union 1941-1953
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reposting for the new generation of younguns
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Ufuk_Surekli posted:

lo posted:


what's the story with those ethopian ones? are they from the PDRE period?



the rectangular Karl Marx (which is still at the university of Addis Ababa today afaik) is pre-PDRE - it was actually a gift from the DDR shortly after the Ethiopian Revolution (1974). Erich Hoenecker was present for its official unveiling in situ in 1977. the rock-church style drawing is more difficult to date, could be from the PDRE days (1987-1991) or even prerevolutionary, but it seems more likely that it and images like it were commissioned shortly after the Revolution as part of a campaign to supplant and syncretize clerical imagery with secular Marxist persons and concepts.

i've also seen, lost and now can't find a picture of a surviving street mural (which i think is from PDRE-era proper) expressly depicting MEL as Africans, with no attempt to make them look European at all. if i find it again i'll post it here


cool ty. i'd love to learn more about how the different socialist states in africa represented marxism culturally.

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Ufuk_Surekli posted:

this is incredible. do you know what their take was, besides "Joseph Stalin: heartthrob"? im having difficulty understanding how they could sell a Stalin special-issue to an australian audience



i think it's a cover and that's all. the previous two weeks covers featured churchill and FDR so its just war-time mindset, as shriekingviolent said. i had a quick browse and there doesn't seem to be any stalin-specific articles but you can look for yourself if you like:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/aww/read/208655#page/1/mode/1up

still cool

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Ufuk_Surekli posted:

the southernmost Lenin on earth (pictured above) is at Polyus Nedostupnosti Station, Antarctica (the so-called "pole of inaccessibility", i.e., the furthest inland point from all Antarctic coastlines)



reading this post in Werner Herzog's voice

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Ufuk_Surekli posted:

the southernmost Lenin on earth (pictured above) is at Polyus Nedostupnosti Station, Antarctica (the so-called "pole of inaccessibility", i.e., the furthest inland point from all Antarctic coastlines)


Eventually the snow will bury the bust... or maybe in a thousand years the Antarctic will be ice-free, like it was during the Cretaceous Thermal Maximum, and Lenin’s toppled head will look dolefully out onto a quiet earth, and an ocean full of nothing but lanternfish and tiny jellies. Make s U Think

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Ruzbihan posted:

Eventually the snow will bury the bust



that’s what they always say but they keep coming back every friday

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Ufuk_Surekli posted:

and finally this rather astonishing and a possibly a little bit gross mobile baby-Stalin:



i hate this man's nipple

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Portrait of V.I. Lenin with Cap, in the Style of Jackson Pollock III

moving into controversial territory here

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which splodge is lenin
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the red one
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if u press alt-f4 u can see lenin
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dimashq posted:

if u press alt-f4 u can see lenin



i was skeptical at first but as it happens my desktop background is an actual portrait of lenin

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somebody posted this on twitter a while back, train station Lenin
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so here is the kremlin which is a gaybar in belfast and is also irelands largest gaybar.

first night it opened it of course had a bomb scare

it is one of only two places within the "uk" that has a lenin statue the other being Islington museum in london.







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mural of bobby sands, che and a mini Lenin in west belfast. I don't think this is any longer still around though
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i guess my favorite marx was probably karl marx,
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massive sculpture at my university
nice to look at while studying stupid shit
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visited big lenin statue in fremont, wa. apparently it's only one in amerikka? anyway, disappointing in that its displayed as a 'monument to art outlasting politics', an ironic joke/trophy imported from ukraine, complete with holodomor infopanel. they regularly paint his hands red. not my favourite, just posting to say don't bother. death to amerika.
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Che Guevara rendered in the Japanese video game Guevera, marketed in the U.S. for the NES as "Guerrilla War."



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