Exhibition in Oxford features images of Lenin almost unrecognisable in wig and makeup, and stroking a cat

Rare and largely unseen images of Lenin from a vast British archive which for nearly a century has been promoting cultural relations between the UK and Russia are to go on display in Oxford.

The photographs include Lenin in disguise, almost unrecognisable in makeup, wig and clean shaved, and show a less well-known side to the ruthless revolutionary leader: Lenin the cat lover.

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