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Lenin speaks at the funeral of Yakov Sverdlov, March 18 1919

Photos of Revolutionary Russia #48

Lenin speaks at the funeral of Yakov Sverdlov, March 18 1919

-- Photos of Revolutionary Russia #48


Lenin gave the speech on Red Square after Sverdlov died during the Spanish flu epidemic.


“Long live the memory of Comrade Sverdlov. At his graveside we solemnly vow to fight still harder for the overthrow of capital and for the complete emancipation of the working people."

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