account
search
search
X
Breaking News: Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice wins appeal, eligible to sign
Jump to
Latest Headlines Quotes Wiki
share with facebook
share with twitter
share with google
1 of 24
RUSSIAN COMMUNISTS MARK LENIN' S BIRTHDAY IN MOSCOW
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)
| License Photo
Latest Headlines
First Prev Page 1 of 5 Last Next
Wiki

(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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Vladimir Lenin."
x
Feedback