Vladimir Lenin Quotes

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.




Nikolai Lenin, 1870-1924, Russian Communist Premier, September 1915

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Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin
  • Born: April 22, 1870
  • Died: January 21, 1924
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Profession: Revolutionary, Politician

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist state governed by the Russian Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist and communist, he developed political theories known as Leninism.