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Wednesday, 7 November, 2001, 14:52 GMT
Russians march in memory of Bolsheviks
Thousands of people have taken to Russia's streets to commemorate the anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, which brought the communists to power. Many carried Soviet flags and pictures of Lenin and Stalin.

Moscow march
Thousands marched through the capital, Moscow, waving emblems of the past

Gennady Zyuganov
The leader of the present-day communists, Gennady Zyuganov, stood in the shadow of a statue of Marx

Marchers with picture of Stalin
Many protested at poor living conditions and ongoing economic hardship since the fall of communism

Man holding portrait with picture of Stalin in the background
Marchers held up pictures of former leaders - Stalin and Lenin were the most popular

Marchers in front of advertising hoarding
But there was a backdrop of symbols from the present with massive advertising hoardings along the marchers' route

Red Army veterans
Red Army veterans were also on the march - commemorating the day in 1941 80,000 soldiers set off to fight Nazi Germany

See also:

10 Sep 01 | Media reports
Soviet leaders show their satirical side
24 Aug 01 | Talking Point
Was it better in Soviet days?
15 Aug 01 | Europe
Eyewitness: Collapse of the USSR
20 Aug 01 | Europe
Timeline: Soviet Union
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