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Vladimir I. Lenin
Vladimir I. Lenin was a driving force behind the Russian Revolution of 1917 and became the first great dictator of the Soviet Union. After his brother was executed in 1887 (for plotting to kill the Czar), Lenin gave up studying law and became a full-time revolutionary. He studied Karl Marx and formed workers' groups, but was arrested and exiled to Siberia in 1895. In 1900 he went to Europe, and in 1903 he led the Bolsheviks in the split of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers' party. When re More »
Name at Birth: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
Born: April 22, 1870 (Simbirsk, Volga, Russia)


Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a ...


On this day in History, Vladimir Lenin dies on Jan 21, 1924. Learn more about what happened today on History.


On this day in History, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin dies on Jan 21, 1924. Learn more about what happened today on History.


Jan 21, 2013 ... The Death of Lenin: on 21 January 1924, Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, died aged only 53, having suffered three severe strokes.


May 7, 2012 ... BALTIMORE — The patient founded a totalitarian state known for its “merciless terror,” Dr. Victoria Giffi told a rapt audience of doctors and medical students on Friday afternoon. He died suddenly at 6:50 p.m. on Jan. 21, 1924, a few months before his 54th birthday. The cause of death: a massive stroke.


Feb 24, 2017 ... As Vladimir Lenin's health began to decline, he worked to try and keep his influence on Russia alive.


Apr 27, 2017 ... Vladimir Lenin led the Bolshevik Revolution, helped create the Soviet Union and launched the communist era in Russia. Learn more at Biography.com. ... Vladimir Lenin Biography.com. Government Official, President (non-U.S.)(1870–1924). 1.1 K. SHARES ...


Oct 22, 2009 ... Vladimir Lenin, the Russian revolutionary and architect of the Soviet Union, died from syphilis caught from a Parisian prostitute and not from a stroke as has ... " Pavlov knew the eminent scientists who had been called in to examine Lenin's brain after his death in 1924 and they all concurred in this diagnosis.


Jan 21, 2015 ... The Nation greeted the opening act of the Russian Revolution, in March 1917, with an enthusiasm bordering on glee. But how did it eulogize Lenin when seven years later, with actually existing communism already in place?