Lenin

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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Владимир Ильич Ленин | | Lenin in 1920 | Chairman of the Council of People 's Commissars of the Soviet Union
(Premier of the Soviet Union) | In office
30 December 1922 – 21 January 1924 | Preceded by | Position created | Succeeded by | Alexei Rykov | Chairman of the Council of People 's Commissars of the Russian SFSR | In office
8 November 1917 – 21 January 1924 | Preceded by | Position created | Succeeded by | Alexei Rykov | Member of the Politburo | In office
25 March 1919 – 21 January 1924 | In office
23 October 1917 – 7 November 1917 | Personal details | Born | Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Владимир Ильич Ульянов)
(1870-04-22)22 April 1870
Simbirsk, Russian Empire | Died | 21
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Contents [hide] * 1 Early life * 1.1 Childhood: 1870–1887 * 1.2 University and political radicalism: 1887–1893 * 2 Revolutionary activities * 2.1 St. Petersburg and foreign visits: 1893–1895 * 2.2 Siberian exile: 1895–1900 * 2.3 Munich, London and Geneva: 1900–1905 * 2.4 The 1905 Revolution: 1905–1907 * 2.5 Return to exile: 1907–1917 * 3 The February Revolution * 4 The April Theses * 5 The October Revolution * 6 Forming a government * 6.1 Establishing the Cheka * 6.2 Failed assassinations * 6.3 Red Terror * 6.4 Civil War * 6.5 1920-22 * 7 Retirement and death * 7.1 Funeral * 8 Politics and world revolution * 8.1 Stance on antisemitism * 8.2 Writings * 9 Personal life and characteristics * 10 Legacy * 10.1 Statues and city names * 11 In popular culture * 11.1 Film * 11.2 Television * 12 See also * 13 References * 13.1 Footnotes * 13.2 Bibliography * 14 Further reading * 15 External links * 15.1 Selected works
Early life
Childhood: 1870–1887

"Volodya", aged four.
Lenin 's father, Ilya Nikolayevich Ulyanov, was the fourth child of impoverished tailor Nikolai Vassilievich Ulyanov (born a serf); and a far younger woman named Anna Alexeevna Smirnova, who lived in Astrakhan. Ilya
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