- NAME: Vladimir Lenin
- OCCUPATION: Political Leader, Political Scientist, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: April 22, 1870
- DEATH DATE: January 21, 1924
- EDUCATION: Kazan University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Simbirsk, Russia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Gorki, Russia
- Originally: Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov
- Full Name: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
- AKA: Vladimir Ulyanov
- AKA: Vladimir Lenin
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Vladimir Lenin was founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and architect and first head of the Soviet state.
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As Germany stood on Russia's doorstep, Vladimir Lenin tired to turn the war into an opportunity for the lower class to turn against their oppressors.
As Vladimir Lenin gained power, he moved quickly to dissolve all democratic structures in favor of the newly formed Communist Party.
At an early age, Vladimir Lenin was exposed to the ideas and actions that would form his communist thinking.
As Vladimir Lenin's health began to decline, he worked to try and keep his influence on Russia alive.
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He was particularly disappointed with Joseph Stalin, the general secretary of the Communist Party, who had begun to amass great power.
On March 10, 1923, Lenin’s health was dealt another severe blow when he suffered an additional stroke, this one taking away his ability to speak and concluding his political work. Nearly 10 months later, on January 21,
1924 he passed away in the village now known as Gorki Leninskiye. In a testament to his standing in Russian society, his corpse was embalmed and placed in a mausoleum on Moscow’s Red Square.
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