LA REVOLUTION DEVORE SES ENFANTS.
THE REVOLUTION DEVOURS ITS OWN CHILDREN
WHEN THE PHOTOGRAPH WAS REPRODUCED NINETEEN YEARS LATER AT THE HIGHT OF THE PURGES, ALL OF THE ADULTS FROM THE VILLAGE AND MANY OF THE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED. THE DARKENED AIRBRUSHED BACKGROUND MAKES THIS VERSION DOUBLY SINISTER.
WAS LENIN A NOBLEMAN
“A hereditary nobleman on both sides, Lenin was raised in loving squire’s family. His father was the inspector of schools in Simbirsk, his mother a daughter of landowning doctor raised to the ran of the state counsellor. Descended from Jews, Swedes and Tartar Kalmyks (to whom he owned his slanting eyes), Lenin possessed the domineering confidence of a nobleman: as a young man he had even sued peasants for damaging his estates. This helps explain Lenin’s contempt for old Russia – ‘Russian idiots’ was his favourite curse.” Quote from Young Stalin by Simon. Sebag Montefiore
– ROBERT SERVICE – LENIN : A BIOGRAPHY (THE ULYANOVS AND BLANKS – PAGES 15-30)
-DIMITRI VOLKOGONOV – LENIN (GENEALOGY – PAGES 33-43)