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Bolshevik Revolution Celebrated by Venezuela

IN PICTURES: Venezuelans brandishing placards featuring Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin took to the streets commemorating the centenary of the Bolshevik revolution.

A crowd dressed in red and brandishing images of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, often juxtaposed with the former leader of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, celebrated in the streets of Caracas to mark 100 years since the founding of the first socialist state.

"We, as revolutionaries and socialists, join in this global commemoration,” said Freddy Bernal, a member of the National Directorate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, who called for the mobilization.

Workers marched from Caracas' Autonomous National Telephone Company to the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

The celebration was one among several taking place in various places around Latin America, recognizing the profound impact the Russian revolution had in the region, spurring anti-imperialist, progressive, and socialist movements throughout.

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Venezuelans march to the Miraflores Presidential Palace celebrating the influence of the Russian revolution in Latin America.
Venezuelans march to the Miraflores Presidential Palace celebrating the influence of the Russian revolution in Latin America. Photo:TeleSUR
A woman marches in Caracas celebrating 100 years since the Bolshevik revolution.
A woman marches in Caracas celebrating 100 years since the Bolshevik revolution. Photo:TeleSUR
A man with a flag saying "the revolution starts at home."
A man with a flag saying "the revolution starts at home." Photo:TeleSUR
A sea of red-clad Venezuelans celebrate 100 years since the founding of the first socialist state.
A sea of red-clad Venezuelans celebrate 100 years since the founding of the first socialist state. Photo:TeleSUR
A placard displaying Russian Bolshevik leader, Vladimir Lenin.
A placard displaying Russian Bolshevik leader, Vladimir Lenin. Photo:TeleSUR
A man wearing a shirt displaying former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrating the Bolshevik revolution.
A man wearing a shirt displaying former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrating the Bolshevik revolution. Photo:TeleSUR
Protesters honor the influence of the Bolshevik revolution on the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.
Protesters honor the influence of the Bolshevik revolution on the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Photo:TeleSUR
Venezuelans marching with Vladimir Lenin placards.
Venezuelans marching with Vladimir Lenin placards. Photo:TeleSUR
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