Book Extracts

On Lenin

Print edition : December 22, 2017

Tariq Ali , writer, film-maker and long-standing Editor of “New Left Review”. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Lenin (1870-1924) makes a celebratory speech as head of the first Soviet government in Red Square on the first anniversary of the Revolution. Photo: Getty Images

March 1919: Josef Stalin, Vladimir Lenin and Mikhail Kalinin at the Eighth Congressof the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik). Photo: Corbis via Getty Images

October 1917: Armed soldiers carrying a banner that reads "Communism" march towards the Kremlin Wall in Moscow. Photo: AP

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