Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is a Marxist, Bolshevik, the founder of the first socialist state and the greatest personality, around whom irreconcilable disputes are ongoing to this day, giving rise to a lot of myths. We will try to dispel some of them.
And, perhaps, it is worth starting with the widespread misconception that the Russian revolutionary was a foreign agent. To this day, not a single evidence has been found of direct sponsorship of Lenin by the Germans, and the "sensational" documents of Sisson are fake of the Polish journalist Ossendowski.
Another major theoretician of Marxism is often accused of hatred of Russia and the Russians, attributing Russophobic statements. However, the latter are not found in any of Lenin’s work and do not belong to the leader, but to his political opponents and corrupt publicists, such as Anatoly Glazunov and Georgy Solomon.
The erroneous opinion is that Vladimir Ilyich, along with the Bolsheviks, undermined the integrity of Russia. In fact, the tsarist government was to blame for the partial territorial losses after the October Revolution, which for decades oppressed other nations, which gave rise to powerful separatist sentiments.
Another myth says that Lenin avenged his brother. Alexander Ulyanov took an active part in the revolutionary organization “Narodnaya Volya” and was sentenced to death for the attempt on the assassination of Emperor Alexander III. This was a great tragedy for the Ulyanovs family and Vladimir Ilyich himself. However, Lenin was “obsessed” with the goal of changing society for the better, and not revenge on the tsar. Therefore, he refused to continue the path of terror, at one time chosen by his brother.
Modern anti-Semites claim that Vladimir Ulyanov was a Jew, and his mother’s “maiden” name was Blank. But this is again a lie. A study of the leader’s pedigree showed that his mother was more likely to be of Swedish-German origin than Jewish.
Lenin is also unfairly accused of immorality and lack of morality. However, it is worth clarifying that the revolutionary only denied capitalist morality, which justifies war and the exploitation of the working class.
And finally, the favorite “weapon” of anti-communist propaganda is the myth that Lenin was fabulously rich. At the same time, the Ulyanovs apartment consisted of 4 modestly furnished rooms, one of which served as the leader at the same time as a bedroom and an office, and drove him in a company car, since the revolutionary never had his own “car park”.