Biography : Vladimir Lenin
He combined lofty idealism with deadly ruthlessness. He forged an empire that changed the face of the world. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was one of the most influential people of the 20th century. His vision for communism shaped the Soviet Union into a world power, and inspired political unrest in countless other countries. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, newly unsealed documents help tell the truth about Lenin. Biography profiles the fanatical philosopher who was catapulted to power by an incredible combination of passion, luck and unlikely alliances. Valentin Berezhkov, an interpreter for Stalin, reveals "Uncle Joe's" feelings for his predecessor, while Soviet historians examine his rise and rule. Excerpts from Lenin's writings expose his fixation on violence. And rare footage shows the Bolshevik leader at the height of his power, before strokes weakened and eventually killed him at the age of 53. From his childhood experiences to the debate over what should be done with his body, this is a remarkable portrait of one of the 20th century's towering figures.
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- DVD video | 50 pages
- 137 x 191 x 18mm | 113g
- 27 Sep 2005
- Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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