Every year in the Moscow winter, a crowd gathers and sets out on a march.

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On the way, people buy flowers:

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In order to lay them at the grave of Iosef Stalin, who lies buried in the Kremlin wall:

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That’s Gennady Zyuganov laying a bunch. This year, 5660 flowers were laid:

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 Why? For many Russians, he is regarded as one of the heroes of their history.

More pictures here.

(ht sk)