Vladimir Ilyich Lenin speaking at 2nd Congress of the Communist International and at the funeral of Y. M. Sverdlov
Moscow Russia Date:1920 Duration:16 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Vladimir Lenin addressing delegates at meeting of the Second Congress of the Communist International, held in the Tauride (Tavrichesky) Palace, in Moscow, on July 19, 1920. Some illuminated candles on tables behind the speaker. (The sign on the speaker's stand, in Russian and French, simply asks attendees to refrain from smoking.) Next, Lenin is seen outdoors on a cold day, on March 18, 1919, in Red Square, Moscow. He is speaking at the funeral of Yakov Mikhailovich Sverdlov, his close associate, and Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the Congress of Soviets of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (SFSR). (Sverdlov died on March 16th at age 33.)
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