Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

The Revolution never dies, comrades — especially when we've painted its leaders on massive billboards that loom over your cities and towns. Here are some of the world's most imposing portraits of Communism's most famous instigators.

A portrait of Lenin in Degtyarsk, Russia

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(via Anton Novoselov and Wikimedia Commons)

Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) gate, Beijing, China

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(via 张瑜 and Nacho Arenas)

Somewhere in Russia

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(via Igor Bertyev)

Nanjie, the last Maoist village in China

Mao Zedong at a thermal power plant of Nanjie Cun Group:

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

Faces of Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin at Dong Fang Hong Square:

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

Friedrich Engels:

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

Karl Marx:

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(via Photos of the week, Frühtau and Gary Todd)

A man paints a mural of portraits of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, right, and Cuba's former President Fidel Castro at Cuba Plaza in Managua, Nicaragua

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(Photo by Esteban Felix/AP)

A Lenin mosaic in Sochi, Russia

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(via 19th and vsevolodionov)

Outside St. Nicolas Church, Havana, Cuba

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(via Amazing World)

Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, Pyongyang, December 2012 ×

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(Photo by AP/Ng Han Guan)

Portrait of Lenin at a small train stop in North-western Ukraine, 2002

(via Jason V)

Propaganda in Havana, Cuba

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(via Cubaninsider and Krokodyl)

Commuters ride aboard a bus decorated to mark the upcoming Victory Day celebrations, with a portrait of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/AP)

North Koreans walk near a large mosaic monument of the late leader Kim Jong Il, right, and his father, North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung, in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, 20th February, 2014.

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(Photo by AP/Vincent Yu)

North Koreans dance together beneath a mosaic painting of the late leader Kim Il Sung during a mass folk dancing gathering in Pyongyang Thursday, April 11, 2013, to mark the anniversary of the first of many titles of power given to leader Kim Jong Un after the death of his father Kim Jong Il.

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(Photo by AP/David Guttenfelder)

Podolsk, Russia

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(via sgrant777)

A roadside mosaic of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, February 2013

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(Photo by AP/David Guttenfelder)

Kim Il Sung on a street corner, April 2012

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(Photo by AP/Vincent Yu)

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

Communist Leaders Are Still Watching Us in These Monumental Portraits

(via cbaisan and Sheila)