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Tate Modern is marking the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, which erupted a century ago this week, with an exhibition of posters, paintings, photos and publications created to inspire Russians with revolutionary fervor.The victims included many of the country's artists.The exhibition includes dozens of other photos of victims of Stalin's Great Terror, and also shows how revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky and other political opponents were literally erased from images during Stalin's rule.Soviet art grew more conservative as repression increased and artists were encouraged to embrace the idealized imagery of "socialist realism". The exhibition includes large studies for Aleksandr Deineka's murals of heroic peasants, white-clad youth and stalwart soldiers – the kind of images that became dominant in the years before Stalin's death in 1953 .
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