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Trotsky and Kamenev at Lenin’s side and later both men removed by censors
Moscow, Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, 5 May 1920 / after 1929
Photograph/ Doctored Photograph
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Memory can be manipulated to erase and undermine. The ‘airbrushing’ from history of certain people has been the hallmark of totalitarian regimes. Having fallen foul of Joseph Stalin after 1929 Leon Trotsky and Lev Kamenev were removed from the iconic photograph Lenin giving a speech.