Stalin and Lenin are the two main cults that redefined Russia’s culture. The Lenin cult was an organization of the political class that was anchored on dictatorship. The working class held more power than others. Unlike the Stalin cult, each leader was portrayed as a true Leninist characterized by the rejection of religion and observation of dictatorship.
The Stalin cult, on the other hand, centered on propaganda. The media, in particular, played a vital role in popularizing Stalin’s image across the country. Unlike the Lenin cult, Stalin was the focal point through which all loyal leaders redeemed their power. For instance, leaders had to worship Stalin than they did with their respective religions. Moreover, in both cults, political power was perceived as more important than religion.