Death of the Leader - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924)
|Farewell to the chief. The crowd in front of the Mausoleum at the time of the introduction of Lenin's body in the crypt.|
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917. As leader of the Bolsheviks, he 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.