Soviet leaders' gifts go on show





An exhibition of more than 500 gifts given to Russian leaders during the Soviet era has opened in Moscow.

The presents, many of which have never been seen by the public, are on display in the Kremlin Museum until the end of November.

The exhibition covers the period from 1921 to 1990 - from Lenin to Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet president.

One of the most unusual exhibits is a portrait of Lenin made entirely from human hair.

It was made by a Moscow barber and presented to the Soviet government in the early 1930s.

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