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(how did this initiative not appear here already)

The students of Russian State University for the Humanities, joined by students of other universities, CPRF members (both regular people and deputies), historians and more, are agitating for renaming the Ivan Ilyin Higher Political School on the basis of Ilyin being a fascist.

Ilyin has been promoted as a "great Russian philosopher" by the state media, and is being defended by that same media, and Dugin, a well-known person with similar views and the director of the Ilyin School.

The poster is taken from the initiative's Telegram channel, it reads "Comrades, a replacement! [we] Will not give Ilyich in exchange for Ilyin!"

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[-] EllenKelly@hexbear.net 19 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

A gorgeous poster, thank you for sharing this

edit: the longer I look at this the more that dark caricatures nose looks vaguely antisemitic, I have no idea why theyd draw him that that

[-] imikoy@hexbear.net 10 points 3 weeks ago

I think it's unfortunate, but I will give the benefit of the doubt. If more such posters come out with such nose, I'll be suspicious.

The figure looks like it is inspired by vampires, perhaps it was taken from some vampire?

[-] imnotfromkaliningrad@lemmy.ml 14 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

i think its referencing an element of our folklore, кощей бессмертный.

[-] imikoy@hexbear.net 11 points 3 weeks ago

Totally forgot about him!

For other people - Koshchei is a folklore villain, who's similar to liches.

[-] imnotfromkaliningrad@lemmy.ml 10 points 3 weeks ago

also not dissimilar to ilyin.

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