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Nov 3, 2017

A century after the Russian Revolution, the influence of its leader Vladimir Lenin has waned but his image remains on monuments built across the former Soviet Union as part of a cult of personality.

Monuments of Lenin 100 years after Russian Revolution
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Cleaners sweep the ground near a wall decoration which shows the image of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin and the inscription below that reads: "Art belongs to the people", in Simferopol, Crimea, October 17, 2017. PAVEL REBROV/REUTERS

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