Poor, poor Ilich: Visualizing Lenins death for children Chapter uri icon


  • Lenins death on 21 January 1924 proved to be a major upheaval in the public and private lives of Soviet citizens. In the wake of the civil war, with no precedent for the legitimate transfer of power in the post-revolutionary era, the death of the first Soviet leader could not but trouble the public. The trauma of Lenins demise had to be forged into a unifying public event, precisely because the publics reaction was both diverse and intense. On 24 January, a special report on the Ural region issued by the Joint State Political Directorate (the Soviet secret police organization

author list (cited authors)

  • Leiderman, D., & Sokolovskaia, M.

citation count

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complete list of authors

  • Leiderman, D||Sokolovskaia, M

editor list (cited editors)

  • Balina, M., & Oushakine, S. A.

Book Title

  • The Pedagogy of Images: Depicting Communism for Children,

publication date

  • January 2021