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Praising Lenin in Tajik Poetry

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Tajikistan, Citizen Media, History, Literature

Glorifying Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, was a popular theme in Soviet literature. Kimiyoi Saodat (The Chemistry of Happiness) blog traces [1] [tj] the Lenin-praising tradition in Tajik poetry, from the prominent poets of the Soviet period to some contemporaries. More than two decades after independence, debates persist [2] about the role of Lenin in the history of Tajikistan.