The Soviet ‘Leniniana’ of 1910s-1980s combines an enormous amount of images of the revolutionary leader. Just the Lenin museum alone contains 470 paintings featuring him. Let’s take a look at how the Soviets portrayed their main “god”.
Isaac Brodsky. V. I. Lenin and Manifestation, 1919
Ivan Parkhomenko. V. I. Lenin at the age of four, 1920
Emil Wiesel. V.I. Lenin in Emigration. 1905-1907, 1920-s.
Mikhail Avilov. V.I. Lenin in Smolny (in makeup). October 1917, 1923
Isaac Brodsky. V.I.Lenin on the Red Square, 1924
Isaac Brodsky. V.I. Lenin against the background of Smolny, 1925
Unknown artist. Poster “Lenin – leader of the international proletariat”, 1925
Fedor Lepeshkin. V.I. Lenin in the mountains of Switzerland, 1925
Yakov Ruklevsky. “October” movie poster , 1927
Isaac Brodsky. V.I. Lenin in Smolny, 1930
Alexander Gerasimov. V.I. Lenin on the podium, 1930
Nikolai Sysoev. V.I. Lenin and N.K. Krupskaya among the peasants in the village of Gorki in 1921, 1949
Vladimir Serov. Walkers with Lenin, 1950
Peter Belousov. “We’re going the other way!”, 1951
Ivan Kosmin. Portrait of V.I.Lenin, 1953
Leonid Shmatko. V.I. Lenin at the GOELRO [electrification] map, 1957
Peter Vasilyev. Portrait of V.I. Lenin, 1959
Oleg Vishnyakov. V.I. Lenin at Kazan University, 1961
Viktor Ivanov. Poster “Lenin is the leader”, 1965
Vladimir Yugay. In Shushenskoye (V.I. Lenin and N.K. Krupskaya), 1969
Peter Belousov. Lenin is working on the book “Materialism and Empirio-criticism” in the Geneva Library, 1978
Russia Beyond thanks the State Historical Museum for the images. Its newly opened virtual Lenin museum gathered more than 100 thousand documents and art items devoted to Vladimir Lenin and are available in Russian and English.
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