Vladimir Lenin

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Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin (/ˈlɛnɪn/; Russian: Влади́мир Ильи́ч Улья́нов; Ле́нин, 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 – 21 January 1924), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Republic from 1917 to 1918, of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1918 to 1924, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist state governed by the Russian Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist, his political theories are known as Leninism. Born to a wealthy middle-class family in Simbirsk, Lenin became interested in revolutionary socialist politics following his brother's execution in 1887. Expelled from Kazan Imperial University for participating in protests against the Russian Empire's Tsarist regime, he devote... More

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Vladimir Lenin #Best

Photo of Vladimir Lenin The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
Vladimir Lenin #Death #Government

Photo of Vladimir Lenin The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.
Vladimir Lenin #Freedom #Society

Photo of Vladimir Lenin Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Vladimir Lenin #Freedom

Photo of Vladimir Lenin When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.
Vladimir Lenin #Freedom

Photo of Vladimir Lenin No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
Vladimir Lenin #Freedom

Photo of Vladimir Lenin While the State exists there can be no freedom when there is freedom there will be no State.
Vladimir Lenin #History

Photo of Vladimir Lenin The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.
Vladimir Lenin #History

Photo of Vladimir Lenin Sometimes - history needs a push.
Vladimir Lenin #Politics

Photo of Vladimir Lenin There are no morals in politics there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
Vladimir Lenin #Power

Photo of Vladimir Lenin Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
Vladimir Lenin #Freedom #Time

Photo of Vladimir Lenin When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the 'freedom of the press' goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
Vladimir Lenin #Politics

Photo of Vladimir Lenin Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Vladimir Lenin #Politics

Photo of Vladimir Lenin To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
Vladimir Lenin #Truth

Photo of Vladimir Lenin A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Vladimir Lenin #Government

Photo of Vladimir Lenin The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.
Vladimir Lenin #History

Photo of Vladimir Lenin It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.