Stamps with the image of Bolsheviks, and supporters of Marxism and Leninism were very popular in USSR. Two cult personalities, great politicians of the USSR Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin and Vladimir Lenin are often depicted on post stamps.
Stamps with image of Lenin were collected by philatelists. The process of collecting post stamps with Lenin is called leniniana. Stamps with Lenin are produced in different countries. Postage stamps with Stalin are called staliniana or staliniada. Stamps with Stalin and Lenin refer to the section “Great people”. Such
post stamps are very various, sometimes these politicians are illustrated together on one stamp. In philately Joseph Stalin is much less represented than Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The bulk of post stamps with image of Stalin came to 3 countries: two of them are communist - the USSR and the People's Republic of China and Albania. Also sometimes famous quotes of leaders were places on stamps. Sets of stamps with Stalin are often confined to the Victory Day and other holidays.