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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin – Born in Simbirsk on 22 April 1870

Newspaper report on the attempt to assassination Lenin by Socialist Revolutionary, Fanni Kaplan – 30 August 1918 The lawyer and revolutionary, Lenin, was born in Simbirsk on 22 April 1870. The Archive contains 100s of stories about Lenin, including reports on the two assassination attempt that were made on him. The newspaper clipping below is a report on the attempt by Fanni Kaplan to shoot Lenin on 30 August 1918, while he was on a visit to the ‘Hammer and

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March scandals throughout history

At the dawn of a new month, let’s take a look through the newspapers at events that have occurred in the month of March throughout history. Events and stories that once shocked the world have, today, been relegated to distant, vague recollections. Boston Massacre It would be an oversight indeed to speak of shocking and significant March events without first mentioning the Boston Massacre, which took place on 5 March 1770. This event is not without controversy depending on one’s

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Lenin Goes Into Hiding and Then Escapes to Finland – 16 and 17 July 1917

On 16 and 17 July 1917, Lenin went into hiding and then fled Russia for Finland, after Kerensky’s provisional government outlawed the Bolshevik Party and started to arrest members of the party. Included below are three newspaper stories – published in July 1917 – that report on the chaos in Russia at this time and Lenin’s escape to Finland. Read more BNA blog posts about Lenin. Manchester Evening News – Thursday 26 July 1917 Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created

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The Death of Lenin – 21 January 1924

Lenin beating the Bolshevik drum, 1921

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the country lawyer who became a revolutionary, died at his estate at Gorki settlement on 21 January 1924.  We trawled through The British Newspaper Archives new stories that reported on Lenin’s death, and the reports 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 hundreds of interesting stories about Lenin’s death in The Archive. We have pulled out

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