Vladimir Lenin Biography

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, the Russian Empire was replaced by the Soviet Union; all wealth including land, industry and business was nationalized. Based in Marxism, his political theories are known as Leninism.

Born to a wealthy middle-class family in Simbirsk, Lenin gained an interest in revolutionary leftist politics following the execution of his brother Aleksandr in 1887. Expelled from Kazan State University for participating in anti-Tsarist protests, he devoted the following years to a law degree and to radical politics, becoming a Marxist. In 1893 he moved to St Petersburg, and became a senior figure in the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. Arrested for sedition and exiled to Siberia for three years, he married Nadezhda Krupskaya, and fled to Western Europe, where he became known as a prominent party theorist. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Vladimir Lenin
Full Name:
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
Nationality:
Soviet Union
Profession:
Economist, Philosopher, Politician, Lawyer, Revolutionary
Ethnicity:
Kalmyk people, Mordvins, Tatars, Chuvash people
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
April 22, 1870
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
January 21, 1924
Age at Death:
53
Marriages
  • 1898-07-10
    Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin marries fellow revolutionary Nadezhda "Nadya" Krupskaya in Shushenskoye.
Vladimir Lenin Timeline
  • 1911-11-20
    The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end
  • 1916-07-02
    Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism
  • 1917-04-03
    Lenin arrives in Petrograd from Switzerland [NS=April 16]
  • 1917-04-16
    [OS Apr 3] Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution
  • 1917-04-16
    [OS Apr 4] Lenin issues his radical April Theses calling for Soviets to take power during Russian Revolution
  • 1917-10-23
    Lenin speaks against Kamenev, Kollontai, Stalin & Trotsky
  • 1917-11-07
    October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government
  • 1917-11-08
    People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin during October Revolution
  • 1917-11-10
    New bolshevik government under Lenin suspends freedom of press (temporary) during October Revolution
  • 1917-11-17
    Lenin defends "temporary" removal of freedom of the press
  • 1917-11-21
    M Gorki calls Lenin a blind fanatic/unthinking adventurer
  • 1917-12-18
    Soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent
  • 1917-12-20
    Cheka formed - Soviet state security force and forerunner to the KGB, under Felix Dzerzhinsky after decree by Lenin
  • 1918-08-30
    Fanya Kaplan shoots at Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia, attempting to assassinate him
  • 1921-03-17
    Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics
  • 1922-05-26
    Lenin suffers a stroke
  • 1922-12-25
    -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"
  • 1923-01-04
    Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin
  • 1923-03-04
    Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)
  • 1923-03-15
    Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke
  • 1924-01-27
    Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow
  • 1926-10-18
    Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament
  • 1931-03-17
    Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee
  • 1956-06-30
    Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow
  • 1993-10-05
    Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum
  • 1993-11-16
    Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum
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