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Lenin giving a speech, Labour Day in Moscow, Russia
1920, 1 May
Gelatin silver print, retouched
National Archive of the Netherlands / Nationaal Archief
Spaarnestad Photo, SFA001018178
Trotsky, who was also present, has been removed from the photograph, which happened with regularity in the Soviet Union when Stalin was in power. In this case the retouching was done by Spaarnestad Photo.