close

  
Filter options:

Freebase Commons Metaweb System Types /type

Object is not asserted on this topic.
Key

Freebase Commons Common /common

Also known as
  • Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as leader of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917, then concurrently as Premier 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.

Freebase Commons People /people

Quotations

Freebase Commons Media /media_common

Freebase Commons NYTimes /nytimes

Topic is not asserted on this topic. Assert type now.
  • top$002Freference$002Ftimestopics$002Fpeople$002Fl$002Fvladimir_lenin

User Domain kweb /base/kwebbase

  • One of the most important and influential figures of the 20th century, Lenin was a powerful orator, fluent in many languages, and wrote several major studies of socialist theory.