India's communists say it ended as a cheering crowd "played football with Lenin's head."
Communism, like Christianity, preaches "freedom, brotherhood, equality," he said.
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.
There is a certain logic to what Trump is doing, a logic most identified with a political leader long dead but much remembered.
Polls show the majority of Russians want Lenin buried but will Putin listen?
President Vladimir Putin has previously been critical of the Soviet state's founder, but Russians don't seem to agree.
Lenin was as popular as Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in a recent poll.
The Russian leader compared the Soviet code of ethics to the Bible.