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Nikolai Lenin | Vladimir Ilyich Lenin | Vladimir Lenin | Lenin
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[from his instruction to Feliks Dzierzynski
, founder of the KGB] Of all the arts, the cinema is the most important for us, communists, to keep the people under control.
He intended Leon Trotsky
to have a leading role in the Soviet Union, describing Joseph Stalin
in a 1922 letter to the Party Central Committee as too "rude" and unfit for leadership, worrying about the amount of personal power Stalin had gathered. At the time, Lenin had already suffered a stroke and was not expected to live long. However, Trotsky was more of an intellectual and Stalin was ...