St. Petersburg, Russia
A worker cleans a statue of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Communist leader, on September 28. November marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Bolshevik Revolution, which dismantled the czarist monarchy and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. Today, Russians often venerate Soviet history, but they remain divided over how to view the revolution. With President Vladimir Putin in power, many of them value stability over liberty.