On 22 April 1870, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov – known more popularly as Lenin – was born at Simbirsk on the Volga. Today, as capitalism is in meltdown, there are renewed fears in the ruling class that Lenin’s ideas of world revolution are becoming increasingly popular. And rightfully so. Unlike other socialists, the Bolsheviks under Lenin dared to put socialism into practice. For him, Marxism was a guide to action. For this the capitalists will never forgive him.
Lenin was without doubt one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time, whose efforts culminated in the victory of October 1917 and whose work changed the course of world history. The socialist revolution was transformed by Lenin from words into deeds. He became overnight “the most hated and most loved man on earth.”