Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924). Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 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, he developed political theories known as Leninism.
His wife was Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskayaand his lover was Inessa Armand.
- "Lenin had red hair, high cheeckbones and the slanting eyes of his Tartar ancestors from Astrakhan"
- "His head is raised slightly and rests on a soft black
pillow, the waxy hairs of his short ginger beard are coiffed into a sharp