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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov was born in Simbirsk on the Volga River on 22 April 1870 into a well educated family. He excelled at school and went on to study law. At university, he was exposed to radical thinking, and his views were also influenced by the execution of his elder brother, a member of a revolutionary group. ...read more.


spent most of the decade and a half in Western Europe, where he emerged as a main figure in the international revolutionary movement and became the leader of the 'Bolshevik' faction of the Russian Social Democratic Worker's Party. In 1917, Russia was ripe for change. Assisted by the Germans, who hoped that he would cause chaos in the Russia, Lenin returned home and started working against the provisional government which had overthrown the tsarist regime. ...read more.


During this period of revolution, war and famine, Lenin demonstrated a disregard for the sufferings of his fellow countrymen and mercilessly crushed any opposition. When his efforts to transform the Russian economy to a socialist model stalled, he introduced the New Economic Policy that continued for several years after his death. In 1918 Lenin survived an assassination attempt. His long term health was affected, and in 1922 he suffered a stroke from which he never really recovered. Lenin died on 24 January 1924. His corpse was stuffed and placed in a mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square. ...read more.

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