- V(la·di·mir) I(l·yich) [vlad-uh-meer il-yich; Russian vluh-dyee-myir ee-lyeech] /ˈvlæd əˌmɪər ˈɪl yɪtʃ; Russian vlʌˈdyi myɪr iˈlyitʃ/, Vladimir Ilyich UlyanovN. Lenin, 1870–1924, Russian revolutionary leader: Soviet premier 1918–24.
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Stalin, now one of the top men in the party, was sent there by Lenin to ensure that grain was getting shipped to Moscow.Kotkin Biography Reveals Stalin's Evil Pragmatism
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He then waited a beat and deadpanned: “Yes I am an admirer of Lenin.”The Bolshevik Who Thinks ‘The Nation’ Is Too Left Wing
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En route to California, he reportedly tossed his works of Lenin overboard, to avoid trouble from the U.S. authorities.Brecht's Mercenary Mother Courage Turns 75
September 10, 2014
Last April, Kishinets invited every Donetsk lover of a healthy lifestyle, as he put it, to do Tai Bo exercises in Lenin Square.A Coffin Convoy to Russia
May 29, 2014
During the Maidan campaign, many monuments paying tribute to Lenin were destroyed.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime
May 24, 2014
This gentleman was said to adore Lenin, on whom he lectured.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2
Lenin had mentioned him as an enemy of the new religion, who dealt not with the truth.Black Oxen
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No; it was not about, it was Lenin writings, and Lenin was all.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)
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The real revolution has just been completed in Russia, 70 years after Lenin's death.After the Rain
Matters were more complicated in the case of Lenin and his supporters.The Russian Turmoil
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- Vladimir Ilyich (vlaˈdimir iljˈjitʃ), original surname Ulyanov. 1870–1924, Russian statesman and Marxist theoretician; first premier of the Soviet Union. He formed the Bolsheviks (1903) and led them in the October Revolution (1917), which established the Soviet Government. He adopted the New Economic Policy (1921) after the Civil War had led to the virtual collapse of the Russian economy, formed the Comintern (1919), and was the originator of the guiding doctrine of the Soviet Union, Marxism-Leninism. After the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, many statues of Lenin were demolished
Word Origin and History for lenin
pseudonym or alias chosen c.1902 (for publishing clandestine political works in exile) by Russian revolutionary Vladimir Il'ich Ulyanov (1870-1924). Related: Leninist (1917); Leninism (1918).
A Russian revolutionary leader of the early twentieth century, highly honored in the former Soviet Union as the founder of the modern Soviet state. Lenin, a founder of the Bolshevik party, contributed much to the success of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Lenin held that a dedicated group of intellectuals had to spearhead the revolution. He became chief of government of the Soviet Union after the revolution and served until his death in 1924. Joseph Stalin succeeded him. Lenin's real name was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.