Vladimir Lenin

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Date of Birth April 22, 1870
Place of Birth Ulyanovsk, Russia
Date of Death Jan 21, 1924 (53)
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Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist state governed by the Russian Communist Party. Ideologically a communist, he developed a variant of Marxism known as Leninism. Born to a moderately prosperous middle-class family in Simbirsk, Lenin embraced revolutionary socialist politics following his brother's 1887 execution. Expelled from Kazan Imperial University for participating in protests against the Russian Empire's Tsarist government, he devoted the following years to a law degree. He moved to Saint Petersburg in 1893 and became a senior Marxist activist. In 1897, he was arrested for sedition and exiled to Shushenskoye for three years, where he married Nadezhda Krupskaya.

Born: April 22, 1870, Simbirsk, Russian Empire
Died: January 21, 1924, Gorki, Moscow Governorate, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political party: Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (Bolsheviks), Bolshevik Party
Other political affiliations: League of Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class
Relations: Aleksandr Ulyanov, Anna Ulyanova, Dmitry Ilyich Ulyanov, Maria Ilyinichna Ulyanova and three other siblings
Parents: Ilya Nikolayevich Ulyanov, Maria Alexandrovna Blank
Alma mater: Saint Petersburg Imperial University
Preceded by: Office established
Succeeded by: Alexei Rykov
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About Vladimir Lenin

Russian communist who was a Bolshevik leader during the Russian Revolution and the Premier of the Soviet Union from 1917 to his death in 1922. He is one of the most controversial figures of 20th century history, as some view him as a dictator and others see him a a tireless champion of the working class.

Before Fame

After demonstrating great prowess in college, he decided to pursue law by joining the Judicial Faculty of Kazan University.

Achievement

His Bolshevik party was the foundation of the USSR, the first socialist state, and one of his first acts as its leader was to sign a peace treaty with Germany that ended Russia's participation in the First World War.

Family Life

He married Nadezhda Krupskaya in 1898.

Associations

Joseph Stalin was his successor as the informal leader of the Russian Communist Party.

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