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Lenin's Popularity Highest in Years on Revolutionary's 144th Birthday

The Moscow Times
Apr. 22 2014 16:33
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Support for the legacy of Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Lenin is on the rise, a poll published on the eve of the 144th anniversary of his birth showed.

Asked what they thought about Lenin's contribution to Russian history, 38 percent of Russians said his influence had been "mostly positive."

The survey, conducted by the independent Levada Center pollster and published Monday, showed a steady increase in Lenin's popularity since 2006, when only 29 percent rated his influence as mostly positive.

The figure had risen to 36 percent by 2012 ... more here: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/lenins-popularity-highest-in-years-on-revolutionarys-144th-birthday/498708.html

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