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Protesters topple Lenin statue in Kiev

Protesters topple Lenin statue in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Demonstrators toppled a statue of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin Sunday to protest Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's move to align with Russia.
Suzanne Somers' anti-Obamacare piece requires multiple corrections

Suzanne Somers' anti-Obamacare piece requires multiple corrections

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- An op-ed piece by TV actress turned self-help author Suzanne Somers criticizing the U.S. Affordable Care Act required three corrections after posting Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
By United Press International

Russians becoming more moderate on views of Vladimir Lenin

MOSCOW, April 21 (UPI) -- Russians have a more moderate view of late Communist leader Vladimir Lenin now than they did in previous years, a poll found.

Russia celebrates Biblionight

MOSCOW, April 20 (UPI) -- The Russian State Library opened its archives to visitors as it stayed open for Biblionight.

Russian fossil named after Lenin

ULYANOVSK, Russia, March 30 (UPI) -- Russian scientists said they named a prehistoric fossil Leninia stellans after Vladimir Lenin, a hero of Russia's Communist revolution.

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Chavez embalming hits a snag

Chavez embalming hits a snag

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 14 (UPI) -- After hitting a snag, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's body may not be embalmed and put on permanent display as planned, acting President Nicolas Maduro said.

Protesters tear down Lenin statue

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Police have charged activists who dismantled a statue of communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin in the Sumy region of Ukraine, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
By United Press International

Giving Islamists the rope to hang us

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Has political correctness encroached on the trial of U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused of the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings?
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Lenin's mausoleum under repair

MOSCOW, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The mausoleum holding the remains of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin will stay hidden under a white domed tent while a leaning problem is remedied.

Ulan-Bator removes Lenin statue

ULAN-BATOR, Mongolia, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The last bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin was removed from the Mongolian capital Ulan-Bator Sunday as the city's mayor denounced communism.

Family says Georgian woman dies at 132

SACHINO, Georgia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A resident of the nation of Georgia believed to be the oldest woman on earth has died at the age of 132, her family said.

Russia approves plans for NATO base

MOSCOW, June 29 (UPI) -- Moscow confirmed Friday that it gave its consent for NATO to use an air base as a transit hub for operations in Afghanistan.
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A Russian Communist activist holds a portrait of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin before his visit Mausoleum at the Red Square in Moscow April 22, 2006. Today communist supporters mark the 136th anniversary of the birth of Lenin.(UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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(Russian: Владимир Ильич Ульянов)

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), was a Russian revolutionary, author, lawyer, economic theorist, political philosopher, creator of the Soviet Communist Party, leader of the 1917 October Revolution, and founder of the USSR. As head of the Bolsheviks (1917–1924) he led the Red Army to victory in the Russian Civil War, before establishing the world's first officially socialist state. As a theorist, his extensive theoretical and philosophical contributions to Marxism produced Leninism.

Lenin was born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Russian: Владимир Ильич Ульянов; German: Wladimir Iljitsch Uljanow) on 22 April 1870 in the town of Simbirsk in the Russian Empire. Simbirsk, a rural town on the River Volga nearly 1,500 miles from the capital Saint Petersburg, would be renamed upon Ulyanov's death fifty-four years later as "Ulyanovsk" in his honour. That same year, Saint Petersburg itself would be renamed Leningrad after Ulyanov's better-known cadre name.

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