From South America to East Asia, nations held high their red flags and hammers and sickles to commemorate the centennial of Russia's October Revolution.
Two of Russia's outspoken politicians are squaring off over Soviet history.
The Bolsheviks took power in October 1917. A century later, because of their own doing, their revolution's centennial comes in November.
Most Russians, Putin's predecessors and Lenin's own wife wanted the revolutionary leader buried—yet his embalmed body is still in its mausoleum.
The Kremlin has glorified the Soviet Union, but it certainly doesn't want to celebrate overthrowing governments by force.
The mummified body of the Bolshevik leader still holds a potent hold over the Russian people.
Putin doesn't want to mark a mass protest that proved fatal to the ruling elite.
Nationalist sentiment ran high ass police arrested demonstrators across Moscow as conflicting groups join celebrations of Russia's 'Unity Day'