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Le·nin(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
V(ladimir) I(lyich) (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov) ( “N. Lenin” ), 1870–1924, Russian revolutionary leader: Soviet premier 1918–24.