Price: 40.00 euro
Porcelain Mao bust from China. In very good condition.
Mao Zedong (1893-1976) was leader of communist China for decades. He made major transformations in China, most known are the Cultural Revolution (removal of kapitalist elements) and The Great Leap Forward (the industrialization of China).
One of Moa’s most trusted man, Lin Biao, collected quotations of Mao and published them wich would become known as The Red Book. Lin Biao was a chinese general and politician who commanded the troops in the Korean war. Later he got into a power struggle with Mao and he died in a planecrash.
Price: 45.00 euro
Metal bust of Leonid Brezhnev from the 70’s. Bust is in perfect condition. With signature.
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (1906-1982) was the fifth leader of the Soviet Union, he ruled the Soviet Union 1964 until his death in 1982. Ideologically, he was a Marxist-Leninist.
After the October Revolution in 1917 led to the formation of a one party state led by the Communist Party, Brezhnev joined the party’s youth league, Komsomol, in 1923, and became an active party member by 1929. In WWII he joined the Red Army and held increasingly important political posts.
After the war he rose steadily in the top ranks of the party, and became a protege of Joseph Stalin. In 1952 Brezhnev was promoted to the Central Committee and in 1957 to full member of the Politburo. In 1964 he ousted Nikita Khrushchev and took over as First Secretary of the CPSU, the most powerful position in the Kremlin.
Brezhnev with Komsomol Youth
Brezhnev at Intermational Womens Day
Brezhnev with Honecker, leader of the DDR.
Below a video of May 1 Parade in Moscow in 1981. A year before Brezhnev died:
Small iron Stalin bust. Made in the 60/70’s.
Stalin was born in Georgia in 1878 under the name Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili . When he was in his 30’s he took the name Stalin wich means “man of steel”. He joined the militant wing of the Bolsheviks led by Lenin. In order to fund the Bolsheviks he took part in several bank robbery’s.
When Lenin died in 1924 he took control and became leader of the Sovjet Union (founded in 1922 by Lenin). In 1942 Nazi Germany invaded the Sovet Union and gained much ground until they reached Moscow. Stalin refused to leave Moscow and after the battle of Stalingrad Stalins army’s defeated the germans until they reached Berlin. In 1953 he died ending his dictatorship.
Price: 50.00 euro
Absolute beautiful and well made bust of Ho Chi Minh. This bust is rare and bought in the 70’s in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) was a Vietnamese revolutionary and politician. He served as Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1945 to 1955 and then its President from 1945 to 1969. Ideologically a Marxist-Leninist, he served as Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Vietnam. He founded the Democratic Republiek Of Vietnam in 1945.
Any description of Ho Chi Minh’s life before he came to power in Vietnam is open for discussion. He is known to have used at least 50 and perhaps as many as 200 pseudonyms. Both his place and date of birth are subjects of academic debate since neither is known with certainty. At least four existing official biographies vary on names, dates, places and other hard facts while unofficial biographies vary even more widely.
He has got an iconic status for first beating the French in 1954 and for beating the United States and South Vietnam in the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam war costs was between 600.000-1.6 million deaths on the North Vietnam side while South Vietnam suffered between 700.000 and 1 million deaths including almost 60,000 American lives.
With the outcome of the Vietnam War still in question, Ho Chi Minh died of heart failure at his home in Hanoi 1969; he was 79 years old. As almost all comunist country’s do, his embalmed body is currently on display in a mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi.
After the Vietnam War Saigon was renamed in Ho Chi Minh city in 1976.
Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh visiting sailors during his visit to the DDR in 1957.
Ho Chi Minh with members of the East German Young Pioneers near Berlin, 1957.