Russian communist group want statues of Lenin’s women

March 6th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, March 6 (RIA Novosti) A St. Petersburg-based communist group Friday said it would raise money to build public statues of communist leader Vladimir Lenin’s wife and mistress.
“Statues of the two beautiful muses of the great revolutionary and founder of the Soviet state should be erected in St. Petersburg, on Lenin Square,” the group said on its website.

The group, notorious for its bizarre initiatives, said a statue of Lenin’s wife Nadezhda Krupskaya should be placed to the right of his statue, and one of his mistress, Inessa Armand, should be on his left.

“The women who won the heart of Vladimir Lenin knew the art of love, were good cooks, maintained cleanliness, and were companionable and house-proud,” the Communists of Petersburg and Leningrad regions said in a statement, adding that Lenin could have fallen in love only with an “outstanding woman”.

The group said it was announcing the fundraising campaign to mark International Women’s Day, celebrated in Russia and several other countries March 8.

The communist group earlier accused the new Bond girl, Ukrainian Olga Kurylenko, of a “moral and intellectual betrayal” in starring in a movie about the “enemy of the Soviet people”. None of their initiatives have yet been successful.

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