To be sure it was Vladimir Ilyich Lenin who rightly argued that "without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement." Lenin's theory of seizing power was successful, but totally failed in forming a state built on socialist principles.
Along with Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, he was a central organizer of Russia's 1917 revolution--putting into power democratic councils (soviets) of workers and peasants that soon degenerated into a dictatorship of the Communist Party.
Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers yesterday (8 December) in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.
A "revolutionary situation" is one where "the upper classes are unable" and "the lower classes do not want" to continue living the old way, the now-scorned (at least in the former Eastern Bloc) Vladimir Ilyich Lenin once wrote.
Moscow, Jan 21 (ANI): Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said the body of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician, could be replaced from its Red Square mausoleum.