Lenin Cell Phone Ad Upsets Poles

Memory of Soviet era still raw for many


A mobile phone operator in Poland has pulled an advertising campaign that featured images of Vladimir Lenin after it provoked a wave of anger.

The campaign featured the former Russian leader issuing the command to "Keep Talking!"

Lenin forged a system that later imposed communism in Poland and critics of the adverts said they trivialised the crimes of Soviet leaders.

The owner of the Heyah mobile operator said it did not mean to cause offence.