Nice Lenin desktop with (unknown) signature. In the 70’s en 80’s desktops in all sorts were very common in offices but also in people’s homes. After communism ended in 1991 these objects were no longer wanted. A lot of them were destroyed.
This is a Lenin relief on a orange wooden plate. On the back there is a mechanism to let it stand on a table or cabinet.
Lenin’s original name was Vladimir Iljitsj Oeljanov. He lived from 1870-1924. He was a revolutionairy and the first leader of the Sovjet Union.
His political and social ideas, known as Leninism, was based on the social ideas of Karl Marx, Marxism. After the october revolution he was the first leader of the Soviet Union and put in place the first communist party. His supporters were called the Bolsheviks.
It is assumed that Lenin’s alias was chosen from the river Lena. One of the longest river in the world.