Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich


Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich lĕn´ĭn, Rus. vlədyē´mĭr ĭlyēch´ lyĕ´nĭn [key], 1870–1924, Russian revolutionary, the founder of Bolshevism and the major force behind the Revolution of Oct., 1917.

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