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- Lenin, Vladimir Ilich 1870-1924. Russian founder of the Bolsheviks, leader of the Russian Revolution (1917), and first head of the USSR (1917-1924). As a communist theoretician 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.
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- proper n. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, a Russian revolutionary and politician.
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- n. Russian founder of the Bolsheviks and leader of the Russian Revolution and first head of the USSR (1870-1924)
THE TRANSITION TO THE NEW ECONOMIC POLICY, AND MY RELATIONS WITH LENIN Now I am approaching the last period of my collaboration with Lenin, a period deriving further importance from the fact that it contained the foundations of the subsequent victory of the epigones.
In a letter written to Chiedze, who at one time stood between the LENIN"S DEATH AND THE SHIFT OF POWER Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks, I gave vent to my indignation at the Bolshevik centre and at Lenin.
To Stalin, Mao and Pot certainly … Lenin is more of a stretch, but sure.
We're pretty sure Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is spinning in his mausoleum, because the first leader of the Soviet Union probably never imagined that the ultimate fruit of his Bolshevik revolution would be supposed spy Anna Chapman striking a pose on the cover of the Russian edition of Maxim dressed only in bra, panties and what appears to be a Walther PPK.
Assessing it brings to mind the title of Lenin's famous pamphlet, "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back."
Whether the attribution to Lenin is appropriate is another matter.
But likening Obama to Lenin is somehow beyond the pale.
Here's how John Maynard Keynes put it, in The Economic Consequences of the Peace: Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency ....
And drinking Charbay Meyer Lemon Vodka whilst wearing sable and mocking Lenin is just damned fun.
The truth is that those who want to subvert freedom can always rely on "useful idiots," a phrase Lenin is said to have used of liberal apologists for extremists (but never did).
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