Vladimir Lenin


Born
in Ulyanovsk, Russian Federation
April 22, 1870

Died
January 21, 1924

Genre

Influences


Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich (1870-1924) - one of the leaders of the Bolshevik party since its formation in 1903. Led the Soviets to power in October, 1917. Elected to the head of the Soviet government until 1922, when he retired due to ill health.

Lenin, born in 1870, was committed to revolutionary struggle from an early age - his elder brother was hanged for the attempted assassination of Czar Alexander III. In 1891 Lenin passed his Law exam with high honors, whereupon he took to representing the poorest peasantry in Samara. After moving to St. Petersburg in 1893, Lenin's experience with the oppression of the peasantry in Russia, coupled with the revolutionary teachings of G V Plekhanov, guided Lenin to meet with revolutionary groups. In April 1
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“Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.”
Vladimir Lenin

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

“Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.”
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