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No Waxy Meltdown: Communism may be on the downswing but Vladimir Lenin is safe at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London. A spokesman says the museum has received no requests to remove Lenin’s image. Until the attempted coup in the Soviet Union last week, the wax likeness of Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev stood next to Lenin. But on the first day of the coup, Gorbachev was moved to the more prominent “hot spot,” facing visitors as they enter. The museum has been trying to contact Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin for permission to add his likeness but has received no reply. “We understand now why it’s not surprising that we heard nothing,” said a spokesman.


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