World Battlefronts: Memorial to Lenin

In Moscow it was the anniversary of Lenin's death. The city smoked with the cold. From the frozen Moscow River, from the Kremlin, and the Cathedral of St. Basil, a vapor rose, clouding the skies and befogging the stars. It was 50 degrees below zero. To Correspondent Eve Curie, a little old woman in a tattered shawl said: "This is a real Russian winter. A winter to freeze Russia's enemies. A winter to freeze Hitler."

There was to be no holiday this year. Lenin would hardly have wanted his death to interfere with the war against Russia's enemies. But in their heavy...

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