On 22 April 1972, Lenin Park was officially opened. Situated in the outskirts of Havana and covering an area of 680 hectares, the park was conceived with a capacity to receive 65,000 users every eight hours. A floating stage rested on a lagoon, and at the opening gala the National Ballet of Cuba danced the second act of Swan Lake.
Quinquenio Gris, 2015 (Gray five-year period)
The decade of the 1970s started in Cuba with the fervor generated by the official challenge to get a 10 million ton sugar harvest that year - a last attempt by the Cuban people and government to achieve economic and political sovereignty. On 19 May 1970, Fidel had to admit to the failure of this undertaking, signaling the end of an era and the beginning of the Sovietization of the Cuban model. The period that followed became known as the “Gray Five-year Period” (1970-1975). There was a policy of intolerance established. Soviet systems were copied as models to follow, in the military, in management and in the administration: Cuba revolved around the economic machinery of the USSR. The First Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (1975) agreed on drafting a Socialist Constitution. Five moments, five scale models made of cardboard and lead, reconstruct a period of dogmatism and bureaucracy.