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Discussion: The sealed train to get Lenin back home...

in: BorisGr; BorisGr > 2017-01-09

Jan 9, 2017 10:06 PM # 
jtorranc:
.. other stuff I've likely forgotten, no necessary reflection on Harrison E.Salisbury (although his book was largely focused on Lenin himself so he might have omitted a fair bit of German messing with Russian politics by other means).

Interesting and oh so barely tangentially relevant factoid, Lenin's family celebrated Christmas German style when he was growing up.
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Jan 10, 2017 8:21 PM # 
cmpbllv:
Same thought I had going to the Great Patriotic War Memorial/Museum in Moscow...not the history I learned in school.

I also thought it interesting how much Russian humor in modern (at least 10 years ago) news headlines is related to a very rigid common curriculum across the USSR. My teachers would have to explain the references we couldn't possibly get, which made me feel like I was always missing something on some level!

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