Today in history: January 21

Historical Atlas of Russia 1924: Death of Lenin

Russia 1924

Death of Lenin

Following a number of strokes and possibly still weakened from a 1918 assassination attempt, Lenin died a year after the founding of the Soviet Union. He was succeeded by a troika made up of Grigory Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev and Joseph Stalin, a man he distrusted and had privately denounced.

 

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