V(la·di·mir) I(l·yich) [vlad-uh-meer il-yich; Russian vluh-dyee-myiree-lyeech], /ˈvlæd əˌmɪər ˈɪl yɪtʃ; Russian vlʌˈdyi myɪr iˈlyitʃ/, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov; "N. Lenin", 1870–1924, Russian revolutionary leader: Soviet premier 1918–24.
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How to use Lenin in a sentence
At one meeting in Cambridge in 1947 that Philbrick attended, Struik had presented a review of Lenin’s State and Revolution.
To him, the making of modern Ukraine only started “after the 1917 revolution”, and Ukrainians have “Lenin and his associates” to thank for their state.Putin’s Invasion Of Ukraine Attacks Its Distinct History And Reveals His Imperial Instincts | LGBTQ-Editor | February 24, 2022 | No Straight News
It looks like a random granite building block, tilted to the side, seemingly thrown out by the mighty waters to the foot of the Lenin monument and behind its back.The Soviets turned the Volga River into a machine. Then the machine broke. | Olga Dobrovidova | December 15, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Friendship with this Honduran later brought closer ties with other Central Americans such as Kevin, Erick, El Papi, José or Lenin.
That Lenin led a successful seizure of power is beyond doubt.Did Stalin’s rise to power foretell the butchery that came next? | Robert Service | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Stalin, now one of the top men in the party, was sent there by Lenin to ensure that grain was getting shipped to Moscow.
He then waited a beat and deadpanned: “Yes I am an admirer of Lenin.”The Bolshevik Who Thinks ‘The Nation’ Is Too Left Wing | Eli Lake | October 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
En route to California, he reportedly tossed his works of Lenin overboard, to avoid trouble from the U.S. authorities.
Last April, Kishinets invited every Donetsk lover of a healthy lifestyle, as he put it, to do Tai Bo exercises in Lenin Square.
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 | Richard Porton | May 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like Lenin, he surrounded himself with commissars, having absolute authority.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements | Nesta H. Webster
It is the menace of fanatic armies, drunken with phrases and sweeping forward under Lenin like a Muscovite scourge.
In Nicolai Lenin the political chief of Russias millions, we may well find a menace, for his figure looms over the world.
Even the temporary rule of Lenin in Russia can hardly be called a rule of the working class.
Lenin, Trotsky, and their associates are not only extreme Communists, but are also avowed Atheists.The myth of the Jewish menace in world affairs | Lucien Wolf
British Dictionary definitions for Lenin
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
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Cultural definitions for Lenin
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.
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