Friday, January 13, 2012

'Lenin in Moscow' poses for photos

[ via LA Times ] 12 Jan

Adjusting the worker's cloth cap on his bald head, Lenin set off at a brisk pace across the dark-gray cobblestones of Red Square, trailed by Nicholas II, who shouldered a flag emblazoned with the double-headed eagle, the emblem of Russia's emperors.

The dvoiniki, or impersonators of historical figures, got down to business. Price of a souvenir snapshot with them: 100 rubles, or about $3. 

Read more about this interesting 'impersonation': LA Times
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