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[len-in; Russian lye-nyin] /ˈlɛn ɪn; Russian ˈlyɛ nyɪn/

V(ladimir) I(lyich)
[vlad-uh-meer il-yich;; Russian vluh-dyee-myir ee-lyeech] /ˈvlæd əˌmɪər ˈɪl yɪtʃ;; Russian vlʌˈdyi myɪr iˈlyitʃ/ (Show IPA), (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov”N. Lenin”) 1870–1924, Russian revolutionary leader: Soviet premier 1918–24.
Vladimir Ilyich (vlaˈdimir iljˈjitʃ), original surname Ulyanov. 1870–1924, Russian statesman and Marxist theoretician; first premier of the Soviet Union. He formed the Bolsheviks (1903) and led them in the October Revolution (1917), which established the Soviet Government. He adopted the New Economic Policy (1921) after the Civil War had led to the virtual collapse of the Russian economy, formed the Comintern (1919), and was the originator of the guiding doctrine of the Soviet Union, Marxism-Leninism. After the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, many statues of Lenin were demolished

pseudonym or alias chosen c.1902 (for publishing clandestine political works in exile) by Russian revolutionary Vladimir Il’ich Ulyanov (1870-1924). Related: Leninist (1917); Leninism (1918).
Lenin [(len-in)]

A Russian revolutionary leader of the early twentieth century, highly honored in the former Soviet Union as the founder of the modern Soviet state. Lenin, a founder of the Bolshevik party, contributed much to the success of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Lenin held that a dedicated group of intellectuals had to spearhead the revolution. He became chief of government of the Soviet Union after the revolution and served until his death in 1924. Joseph Stalin succeeded him. Lenin’s real name was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.


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  • Leningrad

    [len-in-grad; Russian lyi-nyin-graht] /ˈlɛn ɪnˌgræd; Russian lyɪ nyɪnˈgrɑt/ noun 1. a former name (1924–91) of (def 1) /ˈlɛnɪnˌɡræd; Russian lɪninˈɡrat/ noun 1. the former name (1937–91) of Saint Petersburg Leningrad [(len-in-grad, len-in-grahd)] Name of Saint Petersburg, Russia, from 1924 to 1991. (See Saint Petersburg.)

  • Leninism

    [len-uh-niz-uh m] /ˈlɛn əˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. the form of Communism as taught by , with emphasis on the dictatorship of the proletariat. /ˈlɛnɪˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. the political and economic theories of Lenin 2. another name for Marxism-Leninism

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