The Life and Death of Vladimir Lenin

Disastrous History: A Disasters of History Podcast


Vladimir Lenin died just over 100 years ago, on the 21st of February, 1924. The Russian revolutionary leader fought in no battles, spent much of his time in libraries and was in his 40s before he held high public office. Yet he managed to take over one of the world’s largest empires and set the wheels of Communism in motion, a turning point that continues to shape our world today.


Dan is joined by Victor Sebestyen, a journalist and historian of Eastern Europe and author of Lenin: The Dictator. Victor explains how Lenin went from an insignificant Bolshevik conspirator to one of the most consequential people of the 20th century.


Produced by James Hickmann and edited by Dougal Patmore.


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