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 (lĕn′ĭn), Vladimir Ilich 1870-1924.
Russian founder of the Bolsheviks, leader of the Russian Revolution (1917), head of the revolutionary government (1917-1921), and first head of the USSR (1922-1924). Lenin held that workers could not develop a revolutionary consciousness without the guidance of a vanguard party and that imperialism was a particular stage of capitalist development.


(Biography) Vladimir Ilyich (vlaˈdimir iljˈjitʃ), original surname Ulyanov. 1870–1924, Russian statesman and Marxist theoretician; first premier of the Soviet Union. He formed the Bolsheviks (1903) and led them in the October Revolution (1917), which established the Soviet Government. He adopted the New Economic Policy (1921) after the Civil War had led to the virtual collapse of the Russian economy, formed the Comintern (1919), and was the originator of the guiding doctrine of the Soviet Union, Marxism-Leninism. After the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, many statues of Lenin were demolished


(ˈlɛn ɪn)

V(ladimir) I(lyich) (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov) ( “N. Lenin” ), 1870–1924, Russian revolutionary leader: Soviet premier 1918–24.
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Statues of Lenin have been overlooking the smallest Ukrainian villages for decades.
Twenty-four years after it was buried, the head of a giant statue of Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin was dug up from woodland on the outskirts of Berlin on Thursday to be displayed at an exhibition in the German capital.
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His major works are About Lenin (Lenin Tuuralu, 1927), Mirror of a woman (1929), Early verses (Abalky Yrlar, 1934), Face to Face (Betme Bet, 1957), and others.
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Even in the camp of his enemies," noted the writer Maxim Gorky, "there are some who honestly admit: In Lenin the world has lost the man 'who embodied genius more strikingly than all the great men of his day'.
Chavez will follow in the footsteps of other embalmed leaders such as Lenin, Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong, said Maduro.
London, Mar 8 ( ANI ): In an further attempt to sanctify the memory of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, his body of will be permanently embalmed and put on public display in a glass casket, similar to Lenin and Chairman Mao, according to official sources.
The last of these is temporary; it shrouds the mausoleum containing the body of Lenin while repairs to the building are carried out.
Today the Congress voted "that the further preservation in the mausoleum of the sarcophagus with Stalin's coffin be considered undesirable, as Stalin's serious violation of Lenin's behests, abuse of power, mass persecution of honest Soviet people and other actions stemming from the personality cult, make the preservation of the coffin containing his body in the mausoleum of Vladimir Illich Lenin impossible.