PHOTO: Evgeni Malkin poses with lifesize replica of Joseph Stalin

Thomas Drance

With Vladimir Ilyich Lenin watching over from a portrait on the wall, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin posed for a photo with a lifesize replica of historic Russian despot Joseph Stalin on Tuesday and posted the amusing photo to his Instagram account.

Malkin Lenin'd in, and put his arm around the creepy Stalin figure:

Dare we say that Malkin's insta-game is hot-to-Trotsky? (Sadly yes, we do).