Fallen Idol of the Week


His statues have been taking a beating from vandals across the U.S.S.R. and from official edicts in a number of republics authorizing the dismantling of Lenin monuments. A Communist Party spokesman said this iconoclasm has provoked a "very serious and worried discussion."


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