'Stalin is the Lenin of today'
Artists had to portray Lenin in positive light
Film paid tribute to him.
Defender of socialism.
Banned cults of personality in his secret speech in 1956
Visited peasants on collective farms for photo opportunities
Not on scale of stalin.
Substitute for real power
Awarded himself over 100 medals- Lenin prize for literature.
As his health deteriorated it helped people have faith in him.