RussiaTrek's DeIntegro has assembled a marvelous gallery of mid-century Soviet space-program propaganda posters, showing brave and noble Russians ascending to the heavens on the back of sound socialist rockets.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Владимир Ильич Ленин), born 22 April 1870, died 21 January 1924. Russian Marxist revolutionary and politician who lead the Bolsheviks to revolution in 1917, and assumed leadership in the Soviet state from 1917 until his death in 1924. Creator of Marxism-Leninism, the pragmatic Russian political philosophy of Communism.
EMPRESS ALEXANDRA OF RUSSIA (1872-1918). Born in Germany as Alex of Hesse. Granddaughter of Queen Victoria, wife of Nicholas II, sister of Grand Duchess Elizabeth. Alexandra, along with her husband and five children, was executed by the Bolsheviks.
Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich, cousin of the Tsar & co-conspirator in the murder of Rasputin. As a direct result of his involvement in the murder, Dmitri Pavlovich was sent to the Persian front, which ultimately saved his life; most of his relatives were executed by the Bolsheviks, including his father & his morganatic half-brother Vladimir Paley, but he himself escaped with British help.He died in 1941 in Switzerland & is buried in Germany next to his sister Maria.