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State Historical Museum - Moscow - Lenin's Rolls Royce

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Kensington Comm.
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 8 mins approx.
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2010-2013
Available in French: No

Why did Vladimir Lenin drive the ultimate rich man's car? Did he not vow to create a classless state?
Communist revolutionary Vladmir Ilyich Lenin declared that revolutionaries must guard against bourgeois tendencies. And yet, Moscow’s State Historical Museum contains something Lenin owned that is one of the ultimate examples of bourgeois conveyance - a Rolls Royce car, Silver Ghost model. What business did the leader of the Communist party have owning such a luxury automobile? How did he come to own it – and why did he keep it?
Further Questions
Which famous person did this Rolls Royce belong to?
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Links: See what other secrets are hidden in plain sight at the State Historical Museum!