The Death of Lenin – 21 January 1924 – The British Newspaper Archive Blog


The Death of Lenin – 21 January 1924

Newspaper obituary published in ‘The Western Morning News’ for Vladimir Ilyich Lenin – Wednesday 23 January 1924

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the country lawyer who became a revolutionary, died at his estate at Gorki settlement on 21 January 1924.

We’ve looked at several news stories in the Archives that report on Lenin’s death, and they are far from complimentary – which is, of course, revealing in itself.

Reflecting on Lenin’s death, Churchill wrote: ‘Their worst misfortune was his birth, their next worst – his death’.

There are 100s of interesting stories about Lenin in the Archive – here are some news reports about him from January 1924.

Read more BNA blog posts about Lenin.

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Western Morning News – Wednesday 23 January 1924
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