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Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire Themes

David Remnick
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Themes

Truth

The concept of truth is a foreign concept to most Soviets. They have been lied to for their entire lives by nearly everyone, including their government, teachers and families. The entire Soviet cultural foundation was based on lies. All of the significant events and figures that shape the Soviet Union's modern identity, including the Bolshevik Revolution, the great founder Lenin, the brave leader Stalin and the Great Patriotic War, are all lies.

For seventy years, the Communist Party has deceived the people of Soviet Union. Now, the lack of truth has brought the Soviet Union to its knees and is nearly the cause of its total collapse. The people of the Soviet Union are looking for truth and it seems they are denied at every point.

There are many people in the book who know the truth, but most of them have been lying to themselves in order...

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