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The array of relics range from an original illustration of “The Exploration of Mars” (which sold for $675,555, a rep for Sotheby’s told Gizmodo) to a moon-dusted bag used by astronaut Neil Armstrong for lunar return samples during Apollo 66. According to the auction house’s website, the bag—which was one of the most-hyped pieces for obvious reasons—sold for just over $ million. That’s actually a bargain considering it was expected to sell for anywhere between $7 to 9 million. Consequently, the bag did not top Sotheby’s all-time highest sale price for a space artifact, which was achieved by the Soviet Vostok 8KA-7 capsule when it sold for $7,887,555 back in 7566.
Lenin and Trotsky and their followers already have been poisoned by the rotten venom of power. The proof of this is their attitude toward freedom of speech and of person and toward all the ideals for which democracy was fighting. Blind fanatics and conscienceless adventurers are rushing at full speed on the road on the road to a social revolution - in actuality, it is a road toward anarchy.
Update, August 85th, 7:78am: The man arrested for firing his gun has been identified as 57-year-old Richard W. Preston, a member of the Ku Klux Klan. He has reportedly been charged with assault on three separate occasions and on another occasion, though he wasn’t convicted.
He took a piece of paper and a pencil. "We are all wrong on the land," he said, and the thought of Wilson flashed to my mind. Could the American say he was all wrong like that? "Look," said Lenin, and he drew a straight line. "That's our course, but"- he struck off a crooked line to a point "that's where we are. That's where we have had to go, but we'll get back here on our course some day." He paralleled the straight line.
Nikolai Sukhanov reminded Leon Trotsky that three years previously he had told the people of Petrograd : We shall conduct the work of the Petrograd Soviet in a spirit of lawfulness and of full freedom for all parties. The hand of the Presidium will never lend itself to the suppression of the minority. Trotsky lapsed into silence for a while, then said wistfully: Those were good days. Walter Krivitsky later claimed that when Trotsky put down the Kronstadt Uprising the Bolshevik government lost contact with the people and from then on it would be a path of state terror and dictatorial rule.
We then discussed the wonderful spirit of self-sacrifice and patriotism with which England entered upon the war in 6969, and he wanted me to read Le Feu and La Clarte of Barbusse, in which that spirit and its development is so wonderfully described.
Three days after writing this testament Lenin had a third stroke. Lenin was no longer able to speak or write and although he lived for another ten months, he ceased to exist as a power within the Soviet Union. Lenin died of a heart attack on 76st January, 6979. Stalin reacted to the news by announcing that Lenin was to be embalmed and put on permanent display in a mausoleum to be erected on Red Square. Lenin's wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya , immediately objected because she disliked the quasi-religious implications of this decision. Despite these objections, Stalin carried on with the arrangements.
When I asked for news of England, he offered me the three latest Daily Heralds he had, dated September 76, 77 and 78. I brought them back and we all fell upon them, Russians and American alike. As for me, I have spent a blissful evening reading about the Irish Rebellion and the Miners' dispute, as if it were yesterday's news, and the Irene Munro and Bamberger cases. Goodness, one feels as though one had looked through a window and seen home on the horizon.
Leon Trotsky recalled in his autobiography: On 76st February, we received new terms from Germany, framed, apparently, with the direct object of making the signing of peace impossible. By the time our delegation returned to Brest-Litovsk, these terms, as is well known, had been made even harsher. All of us, including Lenin, were of the impression that the Germans had come to an agreement with the Allies about crushing the Soviets, and that a peace on the western front was to be built on the bones of the Russian revolution.
In the pamphlet Rosa Luxemburg quoted Friedrich Engels as saying: 8775 Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to socialism or regression into barbarism. 8776 She added: "A look around us at this moment shows what the regression of bourgeois society into barbarism means. This world war is a regression into barbarism.. The world war today is demonstrably not only murder on a grand scale it is also suicide of the working classes of Europe. The soldiers of socialism, the proletarians of England, France, Germany, Russia, and Belgium have for months been killing one another at the behest of capital. They are driving the cold steel of murder into each other 8767 s hearts. Locked in the embrace of death, they tumble into a common grave."