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Lenin, Stalin Get Into Fight in Downtown Moscow

Two men impersonating Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin got into a fight on Manezh Square on Monday when Stalin accused Lenin of working with another Stalin behind his back, city news agency Moskva reported.

Latifa Valiyev, who works as a Stalin double, accused his partner Igor Gorbunov — a Lenin double — of working with his rival, another Stalin impersonator posing for photos with tourists on Manezh Square.

During the heated exchange, Valiyev hit Gorbunov with an umbrella three times, the report said.

The Moscow metro Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into the incident, as the incident occurred in the entrance to the Okhotny Ryad metro station, Moskva reported.

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