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[Web Wrap]: In Memory of John Lennon: Beatlemania in Soviet Union Lifted the Iron Curtain.

December 9, 2010

“In the USSR Lennon is more popular than Lenin.”
-Aris Ghazinyan

By Aris Ghazinyan via ArmeniaNow

On the peak of Beatlemania John Lennon said: “We are more popular than Jesus Christ”.

In atheist Soviet Union that comparison was given a somewhat different interpretation by millions of his fans: “In the USSR Lennon is more popular than Lenin.”

This word game, in general reflected the reality of that period – a time that came to an end 30 years ago today, when John Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980.  

Please continue reading here.

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Credit: www.thebeatles.com via ArmeniaNow

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