"LENIN (originally OuLIANOV), Vladimir Ilich (1870-), Russian Communist leader, was born in Simbirsk in 1870, his father being an official of middle rank - a district inspector of schools.
Lenin was in agreement with these views for some time.
But while Struve, and to a less degree Plekhanov, were induced by this admission to seek an affiance with Liberal intellectuals in their struggle against Tsarism, Lenin (as he had taken to calling himself), together with Martov, Axelrod and other fiery spirits, forsook the Liberal platform and strove for a violent outbreak of a downright class war.
The revolution of 1905 saw Lenin again in St.
During his second stay abroad (1906-17) Lenin published several pamphlets and books which attracted a good deal of attention.
Lenin regarded such strivings as a betrayal of the claims of the labouring class.
The period of reading and writing was also a period of propaganda in which Lenin was not troubled by any scruples.
It would be wrong to suppose that Lenin drew profits from the misdeeds of his associates.
Lenin was one of the leading spirits of the Zimmerwald and Kienthal meetings, and urged a general revolt of the workmen of all countries against the war.
No wonder that Lenin and Trotsky were highly incensed by Kautsky's criticism.
Enrolled in the Hungarian army during the World War, he was a prisoner of war in Russia, when he was instructed by Lenin for the purposes of Communist propaganda, and after the collapse of the Central Powers he was sent back to Hungary with a commission to set up a Soviet Republic. From March 21 to Aug.