Cartoon: The Democracy Dirge


Our readers likely already know all about the controversy that has raged in Russia over whether to remove Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin from his tomb on Red Square and give him a traditional burial. Cartoonist Sergei Yelkin, a/k/a “Ellustrator,” replaces the word “Lenin” on the tomb with “Democracy” and has Russian “president” Dima Medevedv urging “let’s not bury democracy!” as we reference in our editorial today.

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