Tag: Stalinism

February 28, 2024
Lenin in the Periphery: Self-Determination and Its Discontents

Lenin in the Periphery: Self-Determination and Its Discontents

Over 30 years ago, a statue of Lenin towered over the heart of Yerevan until it was dismantled. The recent centennial of Lenin’s death went mostly unnoticed in Armenia but it might have sparked reflection on Lenin’s impact during the Sovietization of Armenia and how his definition of self-determination has had consequences on contemporary geopolitics.