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100 years after the Russian Revolution: from the Bolshevik coup d'état to Lenin's mummy

Omnes-October 1, 2017-Reading time: < 1 minute

It is one hundred years since Lenin and the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia in a coup d'état. What happened and what remains, and not only in Russia, but also in the whole world, are the questions that Bryan Bradley, our correspondent in Lithuania, tries to answer. This centenary coincides with that of Our Lady's apparitions at Fatima, when the Mother of God asked to pray for Russia.

-TEXT Bryan Bradley, Vilnius (Lithuania)

The embalmed body of Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, continues to receive visitors at his mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square. Not so many come to see him anymore - some of the relatively few devout communists left in Russia, the occasional "pilgrim" from China, and quite a few simply curious tourists. But he is still there in his place of honor, just as things that happened a whole century ago and of which he was the main protagonist are still influencing the world today - perhaps without our being aware of it.

November 7 marks 100 years since the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia under the command of the famous revolutionary. The event left...Full text for subscribers only

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