Stock Photo - Jan. 01, 1973 - Russian Ambassador receives Lenin Plaque: The Russian Ambassador, Mr. Mikhail Smirnovsky, was today presented with a plaque which once marked the house in which Lenin lived in Finsbury in 1902 and 1903. Later he planted a tree in memory of Lenin on a site near the doorstep of the house. The plaque was part of a memorial which included a bust, erected in Holford Square, Finsbury, 1942. The plaque and bust were moved to Finsbury Town Hall in 1951 when Holford Square became Bevin Court, part of the Council housing estate, and later to Islington. Councillor Mrs. Patricia Bradbury, the Mayor of Islington, who handed over the plaque, would like it to be displayed in Leningrad. Mrs. Bradbury, when told the plaque and bust were in the strongroom of the Town Hall shortly after she took up office in May 1972, suggested that the plaque should be given to Russia. The bust will remain at Islington Town Hall. Photo shows the Russian Ambassador, Mr. Mikhail Smirnovsky, and Councillor Mr.s Patricia Bradbury, Mayor of Islington, pictured today with the Lenin bust and plaque. (Credit Image: © Keystone Press Agency/Keystone USA via ZUMAPRESS.com)

Stock Photo: Jan. 01, 1973 - Russian Ambassador receives Lenin Plaque: The Russian Ambassador, Mr. Mikhail Smirnovsky, was today presented with a plaque which once marked.

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