It’s great to see film footage of the early guys especially. To see them moving around adds a little zip to their otherwise static historical personas. With the exception of Lenin (that rascal), Mikhail Gorbachev is the only one who looks like he’s got a little pep in his step. Everyone else looks like a mean old man.
And poor Leonid Brezhnev. Can’t someone get those caterpillars off his forehead?
For more on Russian communist leaders:
The Who2 biography of .