Phone company pulls Lenin cartoon ads after Poles react with anger

WARSAW, Poland — Vladimir Lenin is not considered funny in Poland.

A Polish mobile phone operator that used a cartoon image of the Russian communist revolutionary found itself barraged by angry feedback and responded this week by stopping its advertising campaign.

Older Poles remember the late Soviet leader for shaping a communist regime that killed millions and imposed mass terror in the Soviet Union. A communist regime was later imposed on Poles against their will by the Soviets after World War II.... [HNN editor's note: The AP neglected to mention the Soviet-Polish War of 1919-1921, which Lenin was more directly involved in, as he had the distinct advantage of being alive when it broke out.]

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