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By Will Englund and Will Englund,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | September 5, 1991
MOSCOW -- On the other side of the Kremlin's big brick wall, deputies were debating whether to vote the government he founded out of existence, but out here in Red Square a steady stream of visitors was still coming to file in respectful silence past the earthly remains of Vladimir I. Lenin.Some came out of respect; most out of curiosity.He was the man, after all, who launched the communist experimentupon the world -- the experiment that came crashing down here with such apparent finality over the past two weeks.
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Letter to The Aegis | January 28, 2014
How disgusting to learn that Common Core has finally infected our schools.  From what I have seen and heard and read about it, I'd say a more appropriate name for Common Core would be "Communist Core" since in one way or another it tends to undermine so many of the treasured core values on which America was built and which lead to our greatness. Destroying that greatness was the primary goal of the many Communists who came here after the Russian Revolution.  Now, regardless of their parent's wishes, new generations of American school children will learn the teachings of Karl Marx and Lenin as re-packaged by the likes of Community Organizer Saul Alinsky to replace the teachings of America's founding fathers.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
It was the most expensive campaign ever launched, but opponents were determined to defeat the president's health care reform plan. "Would socialized medicine lead to socialization of other phases of American life?" began one of the pitches used in a massive advertising and lobbying effort. "Lenin thought so. He declared: 'Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the Socialized State.'" That may sound like it was ripped from today's headlines — or at least, the debut this week of Fox News' latest talking head, Dr. Ben Carson.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
It was the most expensive campaign ever launched, but opponents were determined to defeat the president's health care reform plan. "Would socialized medicine lead to socialization of other phases of American life?" began one of the pitches used in a massive advertising and lobbying effort. "Lenin thought so. He declared: 'Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the Socialized State.'" That may sound like it was ripped from today's headlines — or at least, the debut this week of Fox News' latest talking head, Dr. Ben Carson.
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By Antero Pietila | April 10, 1994
During Stalin's terror and afterward, the following belief gained currency in the Soviet Union: If only Lenin had lived, all the internecine bloodletting and suffering would have been avoided.In his sweeping and magnificent 1990 study, "The Russian Revolution," Harvard historian Richard Pipes demonstrated how Lenin was the father of the future Stalinist madness. In his new "Russia under the Bolshevik Regime," Dr. Pipes sets the stage for the tragedy to come -- Stalin's purges, first of his revolutionary comrades and rivals and then a wholesale slaughter of millions of people.
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | April 21, 1994
ULYANOVSK, Russia -- Experts on Lenin, who not long ago pursued the most celebrated of careers in this country, lately have watched as everything they built their working lives on suffered one punishing blow after another.Once, Lenin was a boundless industry. He is cited nearly 1,500 times in the index of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia (ah, the note cards, the footnotes, the hours of graduate work, the endless academic maneuverings coming from that one work alone).The shelves of thousands of government offices are still crammed with books by him and about him. Party functionaries and working collectives spent uncountable hours over the 70 years of Communist rule lecturing captive study groups about what Lenin thought.
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,Moscow Bureau | October 8, 1993
MOSCOW -- On his first day back as a mortal man yesterday, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin received visitors as usual at his mausoleum on Red Square.President Boris N. Yeltsin had removed the ceremonial guard from Lenin's tomb Wednesday, and with one stroke of the pen Lenin went from god to historical figure; communism's holiest shrine became an ordinary monument.All day, a small crowd ebbed and flowed to witness the previously unthinkable. An old woman dissolved in tears, a young prostitute stood silent and sad, an elderly man worried that the guards had been arrested.
FEATURES
By Newsday | March 2, 1992
MOSCOW -- A bogus magazine report that Russian authorities were interested in selling the corpse of Vladimir Lenin to raise hard currency has produced a flood of offers to buy the Bolshevik founder's body, a Russian official has acknowledged.The item, which ran in Forbes magazine last year, was quickly denied by authorities and later retracted by the magazine.But the denials have not stopped a steady stream of letters to Moscow from Americans interested in buying Lenin's embalmed remains.
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By CHRISTOPHER CORBETT | April 26, 1992
"President Boris N. Yeltsin of Russia is expected to decide soon whether to send the body of Lenin on a world tour."Agence France-Presse*Look, with absolutely no disrespect to Vladimir Illyich, but as I told Yeltsin's people, the guy's a has-been. I'm sorry, but it has to be said.I can't take him into New York and guarantee any kind of house. The fans, excuse me, the workers are just not out there. Trust me on this. I mean there was a time in this country. You had your Wobblies. Industrial Workers of the World.
NEWS
June 19, 1997
SIX YEARS after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin wants to get rid of the icons of communism by removing the embalmed body of Vladimir I. Lenin from its Red Square mausoleum and reburying the ashes of hundreds of other communist heroes interred behind the granite stones of the Kremlin wall.Among the latter are three Americans: John Reed, a journalist who witnessed the 1917 revolution and wrote "Ten Days That Shook the World"; William "Big Bill" Haywood, a radical organizer who fled to Moscow to escape treason charges, and Charles Ruthenberg, one of the founders of the U.S. Communist Party.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Ben Carson wasted no time in his first appearance as an official, on-the-payroll contributor to Fox Wednesday night quoting Vladimir Lenin and Saul Alinsky in his first 50 seconds on air to show what he believes the president is really up to with Obamacare. Carson, who earlier in the day had been announced as a new contributor to Fox, was on Megyn Kelly's primetime show, "The Kelly File," presumably to talk about a hearing into charges that the I.R.S. had targeted opponents of President Obama.
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October 16, 2012
If anyone still had doubts about The Sun's editorial staff being a bunch of Left-of-Lenin Liberal Liars, Sunday's editorial ("Biden connects," Oct. 14) should certainly put any such doubts to rest. Their editorial described Vice President Joe Biden as "garrulous and heartfelt" while dismissing Rep. Paul Ryan as being "wonkish. " The editorial praised Mr. Biden's performance in the debate while accusing Mr. Ryan of trying to mislead the public, the very thing Mr. Biden and The Sun editorial writers were actually doing.
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October 30, 2007
Oct. 30 1961 The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved a resolution ordering the removal of Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb.
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By DAVID HOLLEY and DAVID HOLLEY,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 30, 2006
MOSCOW -- Nikita Muchnik, a student who sells cell phones at a department store near the Kremlin, doesn't much care whether the embalmed body of Vladimir I. Lenin stays in its airtight glass coffin in Red Square or is banished from its place of honor. In his mind, the Soviet founder has sunk to the level of a cynically exploited tourist attraction, a kind of real-life Madame Tussaud wax figure. "I don't think it's a particularly good thing that he's lying where he is, and I don't find it particularly pleasant to walk past there," said Muchnik, 18. "But those people who were affected by communism feel strongly about it. ... He's good for tourists.
NEWS
September 29, 2005
MOSCOW -- A senior aide to President Vladimir V. Putin said yesterday the time has come to bury the embalmed body of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin - a statement that could be the Kremlin's attempt to gauge public reaction to the divisive issue. Georgy Poltavchenko, Putin's envoy to the Central Federal District, said Lenin's body should be removed from its granite tomb on Red Square and buried in a cemetery along with remains of other Bolshevik dignitaries. Poltavchenko said he was voicing his private opinion on the matter and did not elaborate.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,Sun foreign reporter | September 27, 2005
SLOBODA, Russia -- The workers squat in rows, the toes of their boots covered in dirt, and consign the carrots pulled from the soil to their place in the hierarchy of vegetables. Undersized carrots go into a dusty crate earmarking them for animal feed; oddly shaped carrots go into a crate that fates them to become juice. Only the straightest, plumpest of the crop will find their way to the shelves of Moscow's grocery stores and markets. It is harvest time at the privately owned Lenin State Farm, 14 miles south of central Moscow.
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By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,Special to The Sun | October 10, 1991
BERLIN -- Statues of Lenin lie toppled in some of the remotest outposts of the former communist empire in Europe, but the Soviet Union's founder still dominates a busy downtown intersection in Germany's capital -- protected by an unlikely coalition of artists and working-class locals.Never removed during the East German revolution, the 62-foot granite statue of Lenin originally became part of a quiet debate among historians about the future of 800 memorials to communist heroes in former East Germany.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | September 7, 1991
MOSCOW -- With his ideology and empire already in ruins, Vladimir I. Lenin's name was stripped yesterday from Russia's second-largest city, and Leningrad once again became St. Petersburg.A vote of the presidium of the Russian Federation's parliament affirmed the preference of 54 percent of the city's residents for the original name, expressed in a referendum June 12, Tass reported.The precise legal status of the name remains somewhat debatable, since some officials insist that only the Russian Congress of People's Deputies, the full republican parliament, has the right to make the change.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2005
Postcards From the Brain Museum: The Improbable Search for Meaning in the Matter of Famous Minds, by Brian Burrell. Broadway Books. 356 pages. $24.95. After Vladimir Lenin died in 1924, the Soviet leadership decided to appoint someone to study the great man's brain. Somewhere in the folds and fissures lay the secret to Lenin's genius - a physical explanation for the qualities that enabled one human among many to change history. Even then, there was nothing revolutionary about the idea of preserving the brain and studying it for clues to what made people smart, stupid, criminal or creative.
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