44 Vladimir Lenin From A To Z

Vladimir Lenin From A To Z

Posted on February 20, 2012 by

Below are photographs picturing life of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, a Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917 and headed the Soviet state during its initial years (1917–1924), as it fought to establish control of Russia in the Russian Civil War and worked to create a socialist economic system.

We shall start with photographs of his ancestors.

This is a photograph of Alexander D. Blank.

Ilya N. Ulyanov, principal of Simbirsk Province National School. 1882.

Simbirsk Province National School inspection headed by Ilya N. Ulyanov, 1881.

Maria A. Ulyanova.

Alexander I. Ulyanov.

Dmitry I. Ulyanov.

Maria I. Ulyanova.


Vladimir Ulyanov with his sister Olga. Simbirsk, 1874.

The Ulyanovs. Simbirsk, 1879.

Those standing are (from left to right): Olga, Alexander, Anna. Those sitting are (from left to right): Maria with her daughter Maria, Dmitry, Ilya, Vladimir.

Vladimir Ulyanov. Simbirsk, 1887.

Vladimir Ulyanov. Samara, 1891.

The picture was enclosed in his application to take examinations as an extern.

Vladimir Ulyanov during his arrest on suspicion of participating in the St. Petersburg League of Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class. Saint Petersburg, 1895.

Vladimir Ulyanov with members of the St. Petersburg League of Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class. 1897.

Vladimir Ulyanov. Saint Petersburg, 1897.

Vladimir Ulyanov. Moscow, 1900.

This picture was found in the letter going from Moscow to Shushenskoye addressed to O. Engberg, a factory worker who was in exile together with Lenin.

Vladimir Lenin playing chess with A. Bogdanov during his visit to A. Gorky in Capri, Italy in 1908.

Vladimir Lenin visits A. Gorky in Capri, Italy, 1908.

Vladimir Lenin. Paris, 1910.

V. Lenin in Zakopane, Poland. Summer, 1913.

In the photograph: G. Zinoviev, S. Bagotsky.

Vladimir Lenin in Poronin, Poland. August, 1914.

Vladimir Lenin in Zurich, Switzerland. Winter, 1916.

Vladimir Lenin and Russian political emigrants in Stockholm going to go to Russia. Spring, 1917.

Vladimir Lenin near the Central Railroad Station in Stockholm going to go to Russia. Spring, 1917.

Vladimir Lenin makes his speech in Tauride Palace. Petrograd, 1917.

Vladimir Lenin wearing a wig before his illegal visit to Finland. Summer, 1917.

Vladimir Lenin in Tauride Palace at a conference of the Constituent Assembly. Petrograd, January, 1918.

Vladimir Lenin. Petrograd, Janualry, 1918.

Vladimir Lenin in Smolny at a conference of the Council of People’s Commissars. Petrograd, 1918.

Vladimir Lenin, N. Krupskaya and M. Ulyanova after the parade featuring the Red Army units on Khodynka Field, Moscow. May 1st, 1918.


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44 Responses to “Vladimir Lenin From A To Z”

  1. 山下智久 says:

    stalin was father of modern russia!
    west country and west’s running dog to demonize comrade stalin!

  2. IamI says:

    BTW – quite a lot of Lenin candid photos, other than those well known and used in propaganda.

  3. XTR says:

    Russia – get over it – Lenin is dead (stop this sick propaganda)

  4. reznor says:

    Despite the official diagnosis of death from stroke consequences, the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov reported that Lenin died of neurosyphilis, according to a publication by V. Lerner and colleagues in the European Journal of Neurology in 2004.

  5. too much vodka says:

    Interesting pictures, we even learned that Lenin had a cat.

  6. CZenda says:

    Where is the railroad carriage Germans used during WWI to transport him back to Russia to relieve their Eastern front?

  7. cro says:

    What a hipocrit, look at his rich family, he was kulak himself lol…

  8. Nergol says:

    Lenin A to Z: Assassin of children to Zealous tyrant.

  9. wing says:

    Another amoral, bloodthirsty tyrant, still widely worshipped in Russia. (This comment to be deleted by censor). Why is Russia still so paranoid? Why does it require a visa to visit?

  10. George Johnson says:

    You forgot to mention, those early photo’s of him at the train station in 1917, were when the Germans smuggled him into Russia to start the revolution so they would get out of the war.

  11. geo says:

    Sadly many Russians are educated to believe that Stalin was not the cruel murdered or that he was good. Ask anyone whose relatives suffered through Stalin’s purges in the 1930s, Stalin’s engineered famine in Ukraine in the 1930s – all so he could boast and wave swords at the expense of the working people. Stalin was nothing but a murderer, a coward and a beast.

  12. Anatole says:

    Thanks for these lovely photos. And in particular for including some of the originals so we can see how the Stalinists airbrushed their old Bolshevik enemies out of history.

  13. (r)evolutionist says:

    Alexander Bogdanov was a brilliant polymath; Gorky is just above Lenin watching intently with his chin in his hand. Both later fell out of favor with Lenin. Lenin should have formed a coalition government in 1918 with the Left SR’s, Mensheviks, and anarchists (Chernov, Dan, etc.) but it was not to be. The “recovery walk” on the 2nd page was after the failed assassination attempt by an anarchist (F. Kaplan). Kamenev and Bukharin had tried to moderate Lenin’s views. Lenin in power met in the Kremlin with H.G. Wells, who was a supporter of socialism… A mixed bag. His unyielding views helped hardliners like Stalin get more power. Can’t change the past.

  14. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    Hmm, so we get a Lenin bio on the U.S.’s President’s Day? Interesting…

  15. moo says:

    I have nothing against Lenin but I despise Stalin, he was brutal, but without him I don’t think the USSR would have defeated Nazi Germany.

    • OldBikr says:

      If Stalin had not PURGED so many capable officers the war may have gone quite differently. Shorter perhaps, and less bloody. Stalin was the main reason Russia’s armies were not mobilized sooner, in the face of Nazi aggression.

      I rather think Russia won their Great Patriotic War despite Stalin’s “leadership”.

      Do not underestimate.

    • ayaa says:

      Rather than help the USSR win the war, Stalin may actually have done more to hinder the war effort.

  16. opticalsound says:

    He was a great man. Better than any Monarchist or anyone in the Provisional Government. But yes, he was stubborn like ALL people in power.

  17. superkotenok says:

    What do all the abusers know about Lenin, about Russia before Lenin? Several wars lost, millions people fighting in WWI, millions have no food, no money. And then, in a couple of years after revolution – new factories, power stations etc. Go read some books, for example H.G. Wells, and think of it. Hardly.

  18. L. Tolstoy says:

    There is no hint of doubt in this man’s face, from even the earliest age. Otherwise he appears utterly normal, unassuming, even. But it is that complete absence of even the slightest whiff of self doubt that gives the game away. Beware those who are utterly convinced of things, for they inevitably lead us into chaos, destruction, and ultimately, death.

  19. seamus says:

    Stalin, Lenin, Beria, Kruschev…all incompetent decision makers who butchered and raped the citizens of the Soviet Union. Look it up all this information is free to read. History is full of bad decision making by people more interested in holding on to power while making a string of bad decisions…Hitler…Napoleon etc etc People chasing a losing streak. I particularly note the NON-RUSSIAN features of Lenin’s father. The Devil’s seed! If the Tsar hadn’t been such a wimp and a dandy then maybe someone could have pre-empted the butchery. The Russians are incredibly tough & resourceful people and I hope they get a lucky break.

  20. seamus says:

    a couple of years after the revolution…new factories? those factories and power stations would have happened REGARDLESS of the butchers under Lenin’s orders. All this technology would have happened any way.If the White Army had won…no famine in Ukraine, no gulag to work til death and no pact with Nazi germany leading to big “ambush”. Do not hero worship people who would have executed you and your entire family in the name of some flim-flam politics stirred up by the scum bags described in two hundred years together. A book which (funnily enough) was never translated into english because you-know-who doesn’t want you to know what happened.

  21. gulag says:

    Father of criminal system

  22. Nik says:

    Murderer! It’s hard to conceive of a country idolizing such a diabolical figure. And a hypocrite to boot! He seems to by enjoying the pleasures of the bourgeoisie that he chose for “liquidation.” Criminal scum and only a twisted sick mind would make excuses for his crimes, or those of his lackeys, cronies and fellow TRAITORS!

    • ayaa says:


      And if that makes me criminal scum with a twisted sick mind, then so be it.

  23. Aro says:

    I have been in his mausoleum once. Same time there was a group of children from kindergarten there. No comments.
    There is a guy speaking 5 languages near the entrance, always. You pay him 200RUB and you do not have to stand in queue. Guys from militia are not reacting when you are passing with him. Haha!

  24. Leftwing Whip from Cuba says:

    This photos are meant to be just a graphic add to a history that cannot be erased. It is sad to read all these “western comentaries” accusing him of murderer, assassin, and things like that. It is just necessary to compare the policy of peace that the Soviet Union had most of the time with the warlike policy held by the oligarchic (forgive my mistakes in English, please) governments of the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany and Japan from the XIX century up to nowadays. You can accuse the United States even of having a fascist exterior policy, atacking every country which the resources they want to control in an upcoming future.
    It is correct that Stalin was perhaps the main guilty statesman in the strong deviation taken by the so-called “socialist system” in the Soviet Union, and it is probably correct that he was guilty of many deaths, something that makes him simply a negative figure. However, at the same time, his work as a statesman in the relationship with the western Allies was very important, and he put his sand-grain in converting the Soviet Union into one of the greatest powers on earth, something very necessary if you don’t want to be turned into an economic slave of the United States economical and military dictatorship all over the world.
    Lenin, by the other side, was a deep democrat, for a democracy of the great majorities, the proletariat dictatorship, which was in thought and in action (during Lenin’s life) probably the highest reach democracy has ever had, respecting and accomplishing the will of the most important men: the producers of every richness, the workers.
    This kind of true democracy is something unthinkable in the plutocracy, or “democracy of the millions” held by the Elephant and the Jackass inside the Capitol, the White House and the Treasury in Washington. The democracy of the oil and the steel clans, of the Standard Oil, the Morgan Chase and other banking transnationals and the Military-Industrial Complex, this vast and genocidal octopus expressed worldwide by the United States fascist policy of genocide against every country and every people that doesn’t want to lick their neonazi’s boots.

  25. USSR says:

    Such a familiar and unforgettable face!

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