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Further to Elgy Gillespie's article on Lenin in New York ("Seeing Red", 18 March) and the statue of that overlooks the World Trade Center, I would like to nominate Calcutta as the most Lenin-ed city in the world, the result of a century-long love-hate relationship with Marxism. Apart from the thousands of portraits of Marx, Lenin, Engels and Mao sketched on walls by feuding Communist parties, a bronze statue of Lenin stands in the city centre looking forlornly down the tram lines of Lenin Street.

A gigantic granite bust of Marx was also sculpted, but now rests in the wilderness in a city suburb.

a chatterjee

London E9