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Re: The Hanging of Alexander Ulyanov
« Reply #195 on: November 26, 2005, 09:56:07 AM »
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« Reply #196 on: November 26, 2005, 10:27:39 AM »
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Re: The Hanging of Alexander Ulyanov
« Reply #197 on: December 18, 2005, 06:17:47 PM »
I used to think that Lenin would have wanted to avenge his brother's death as many of you do.

But I now believe what many others have said.  The revolution was all to Lenin and he would do anything to get what he wanted.

He cared little for others and I believe that the IF was just a nusance to him.  They were eliminated and that was all.  End of story.

I also think, because I discussed this with a Russian who came to the US after the dissolution, that things would have been a lot different if Lenin had lived longer and had time to implement his plans.

How different she and I never decided, but Stalin was even more brutal than any Tsar.

Stalin was another sociopath altogether.

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Re: The Hanging of Alexander Ulyanov
« Reply #198 on: June 01, 2006, 06:44:47 AM »
Hello everyone,

I haven't read all of the posts here, but I've read many and they've been very interesting.  I was inclined to think that Lenin had a personal vendetta too, but now I feel that the evidence points to his being a cold and tough revolutionary, determined not to let anything stand in his way.  I've forgotten much of the Marxism that was fed to me at a certain university that shall remain nameless so I can't remember the exact quote, but I think that he wrote that the only way in which the revolution could be achieved was by the shedding of blood.  

Putting the Tzar on trial would be a great danger for Lenin, as Figes notes, because it could make many question the whole concept.

I have no time for revolutions or even socialism, although democratic socialism is better than communism!

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