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View of a wooden podium in an assembly hall. A statue of Lenin is set into the wall behind the podium.

"The speaker's stand of the Supreme Soviet, in the Grand Kremlin Palace, reflects the total simplicity of the room and the rejection of the lavishly ornate past by today's leaders of Russia. Members of the Supreme Soviet's Central Committee sit at desks under a statue of Lenin behind the mahogany rostrum. [Moscow, 1956.]" The Kremlin, p. 169.