Elisabeth Kichkine, 99, better known as "Lisha", the "Russian grandmother of China," is the widow of Li Lisan, the predecessor of Mao Zedong, who lead the young Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1920s. Photo: AFP Elisabeth Kichkine, 99, better known as "Lisha", the "Russian grandmother of China," is the widow of Li Lisan, the predecessor of Mao Zedong, who lead the young Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1920s. Photo: AFP
Elisabeth Kichkine, 99, better known as "Lisha", the "Russian grandmother of China," is the widow of Li Lisan, the predecessor of Mao Zedong, who lead the young Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1920s. Photo: AFP

France honours Lisa Kishkin, widow of early communist leader Li Lisan

Lisa Kishkin, 99, wife of Mao's predecessor, receives top honour in Beijing hospital

Elisabeth Kichkine, 99, better known as "Lisha", the "Russian grandmother of China," is the widow of Li Lisan, the predecessor of Mao Zedong, who lead the young Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1920s. Photo: AFP Elisabeth Kichkine, 99, better known as "Lisha", the "Russian grandmother of China," is the widow of Li Lisan, the predecessor of Mao Zedong, who lead the young Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1920s. Photo: AFP
Elisabeth Kichkine, 99, better known as "Lisha", the "Russian grandmother of China," is the widow of Li Lisan, the predecessor of Mao Zedong, who lead the young Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1920s. Photo: AFP
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