On 22 April the whole world is celebrating the birth of a great son of the great Mother Russia. Your correspondent, certainly, couldn’t ignore the occasion.
Here is the house where Vladimir Lenin lived before he did something that caused the whole world, in the spring, to mark the birth of the great son of the great country.
And now this place is something like a museum, if I understood correctly.
Was it this chess set that Ilyich played with?!
The house is situated in the affluent part of Zurich. Ilyich set his sights high.
Victor Shenderovich (a popular Russian satirist) likes to quote, “I would dance just as well if you pay me a million dollars”. This phrase was once said by a Soviet actress after seeing Michael Jackson dancing on TV.
Looking at Lenin’s house and the surroundings, the following simple thought comes to mind, “give me a flat in a place like this and I would bang out just as many volumes of writings!”
Look at the views around the house:
There is no doubt that if Kramnik and Aronian played here a century ago then the leader of the world’s proletariat would have visited their match. Let’s check out the route that Lenin would have taken on the way to the second round.
Walk out of the house, turn left and walk down to the riverside of the Limmat river.