Communists in Buryatia marked the 73rd anniversary of Lenin’s death yesterday by reviving the Pioneer organization, which caters to children aged 7 and above. In a solemn ceremony, members of the Young Communist League, or Komsomol, tied red scarves round the necks of four children to mark their entry into the organization. Communist sentiment is strong in Buryatia, which lies on Russia’s border with Mongolia. (ITAR-TASS, January 21) In other cities across Russia yesterday, including Moscow and St Petersburg, Communists laid wreaths at Lenin memorials.
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