Print 1783 c1: Pre-WWII Chinese Soviets linked Stalin and Lenin with Sun Yat-sen as leaders of world-wide communism. Yenan - 1936. Print 1783 c2: Russian influence among the Chinese Communists. The Chinese Communists assert Sun Yat-sen (portrait in center) was the founder and original leader of Communism in China. His portrait is flanked by Lenin and Stalin - indicating Russian influence in the Chinese Communistic principles. The writing below the portraits is the will of Sun Yat-sen.