I will not once again repeat the biography, significant events from the life of V. I. Lenin – this is all well known, and anyone who does not want to be deceived can get acquainted with this in the works of academic historians (and not from the pictures in social networks). Also at your service is the complete works of V. I. Lenin, published on the Internet – study, and do not believe the phrases taken out of context that are heard from the lips of bourgeois propagandists.
In my Soviet childhood, Lenin seemed a mythical figure rather than a real one, along with two others – Marx and Engels, who, with their beards, looked more like epic characters than world scientists. At the demonstrations sounded slogans incomprehensible to the child about communism, the working class, and the party. In my school years (which were at the end of the 80s – beginning of the 90s), I learned that Lenin was a Jew and a German spy who hated Russia and the Russians, and all the troubles came from the Bolsheviks. All that remained was to be broken down about Russia, which we had lost, and to scold the Communists for what they had done to the country where everything was already fine. But life, or rather social being, defines public consciousness. The capitalist world, regardless of man’s desire, exacerbates many contradictions, and most importantly, the contradiction between labor and capital. And so, after the myths about the Soviet past and the “hundreds of millions shot” were gradually exposed, I became interested in the history of the world’s first proletarian state and its first leader. I began to read scientific articles and books about Lenin, and of course read Lenin himself. His works came as a complete surprise to me. If ten years ago I had been told that I would study the works of the world revolutionary leader, in return I would only burst out laughing.
Lenin is without exaggeration an example for the working people of the whole world. And if Marx and Engels were more likely theorists, then Lenin proved to be an outstanding practitioner in building a new state, an intelligent politician who was able to unite people of different political views for a common task. Having won the civil war, drove out the invaders from Soviet Russia, the workers, led by the Bolshevik party, began to restore industry and agriculture, implemented the GOELRO plan1, and eliminated illiteracy. Lenin was firm and tough in upholding the interests of the working class. He did not agree with the bourgeoisie, like many European Social Democrats. He perfectly understood when and at what moment one or another form of struggle should be used.
Lenin is still one of the main enemies of the capitalists of the whole world. How much money and resources has been spent on defamation of his figure: films, soap operas are made, books, articles are written. Numerous “experts” give interviews. And all in order to deprive the working people of hope for a better life. The nobleman Ulyanov could practice law for the rest of his life and live a carefree and comfortable life. But he challenged the existing system for the sake of liberating those who should lead the world to a new, bright society – for the sake of the working class, the working people of Russia and the whole planet, showing that you can live without oppression and exploitation.
For me, Lenin is certainly an outstanding politician. I urge you to study his works, articles and speeches, and then he will open up to you as a true fighter for the happiness of the working people.