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A Century Later, Lenin's Legacy Lives On

Ian Morris
Board of Contributors
Apr 19, 2017 | 08:59 GMT
A Century Later, Lenin's Legacy Lives On
Lenin's legacy for the 21st century was in being the first person to show how an illiberal path to modernity could work.
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On Easter Sunday exactly a century ago, a train pulled out of Zurich's central station, beginning one of the most famous railroad journeys of all time. On board were Vladimir Lenin, his wife and 30 of their closest friends. Eight days later, after two boat trips and a second train ride, the little band of revolutionaries reached Russia. The rest, of course, is history....

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