VLADIMIR ILYICH ‚LENIN‘
One of the cruelest dictators in modern history Vladimir ‘Lenin’ was born on 22 April 1870 in Simbirsk to a respected family of teachers.
His father dies when Vladimir is 15 and at 16 he also loses his older brother Alexander – executed for student rebellion – from this moment Vladimir will be more interested in other activities than just studying. But he never stops with educating himself and reading – now focusing on the books from Karl Marx. He starts to study at the faculty of law in Kazan but his studies are interrupted by expulsion from city for the attendance at the student protests. He finishes his studies distantly from Saint Petersburg.
After spreading the Marxist ideas he spends 1 year in prison and 3 years in exile in Siberia where he meets his wife Nadezhda Krupskaya.
After release from the exile he travels to Switzerland together with his wife where he continues with the revolutionary propaganda and starts to use a new pseudonym Lenin – possibly after the Lena river.
After the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II he returns to Russia and becomes the leading person of the Bolsheviks.
Lenin takes over the rule of Russia after the great October revolution in Saint Petersburg in 1917.
He starts the ‘Red terror’ with establishing the secret police called Cheka. Approximately 4 million people died during his dictatorship.
He dies of the causes of the 3rd heart attack in 1924.