- Lenin,Vladimir Ilich
Le·nin (lĕnʹĭn), 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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