2) Two weeks later, at a meeting with members of the creative intelligentsia in the Lenin Hills, he had warned all those in attendance that the Communist Party would ultimately decide what constituted artistic merit and which forms of self-expression would be tolerated in the Soviet Union.
It was clear that this was going to be some sort of sequel to the meeting in the Lenin Hills.
We wanted to hold this meeting in the Lenin Hills, but the hall there is too small.
Last time, after our conference in the Lenin Hills, on the very next morning the entire foreign press printed extremely detailed reports.
Excellent sports facilities exist for "special" use only, for example on the Lenin Hills - indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a large swimming pool, and a sauna.
It may be a somewhat controversial opinion of mine, but I do believe that perestroika would not have ground to a halt, despite the tactical mistakes that have been made, if only Gorbachev had been able to get rid of his reluctance to deal with the question of the leadership's privileges - if he himself had renounced all those completely useless, though pleasant, customary perquisites; if he had not built a new house for himself on the Lenin Hills and a new dacha outside Moscow; if he had not had his dacha at Pitsunda rebuilt and then an ultramodern one put up at Thorosin in the Crimea.