Skating with Lenin

Jaroslav Seifert

When Lenin came to Prague in 1912 he stayed in the Zizkov Quarter: first at the Hotel Myska and then at the Golden Wheel Inn. He must have had a rotten view from his windows, because the inn overlooks the monstrous Zizkov gasworks. I remember them well. Our flat was in the same block as the Golden W…

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