Vladimir Lenin has an important place in the 20th century. Unfortunately, his name is associated with more negative qualities than positive qualities. He was an intellectual with a powerful brain and he wrote many books and newspapers during his time in Russia. He ushered in what is called the Greek country but that state he created collapsed within 5 decades of his death and now Russians believe that Lenin led them up the garden path into a state that was tyrannical and had restricted personal freedom.
Lenin and Russia
Lenin remains a historic figure in Russia and his body on his death was embalmed and kept in the mausoleum in Red Square. Any dignitary visiting Russia was dutifully taken to see the mausoleum of Lenin on Red Square After the collapse of communism and the breakup of Russia into 18 countries the realization dawned on the Russian people that Lenin had led them up the garden route. There were many who wanted the entire body from the mausoleum to be removed like Stalin. People might recollect that Stalin’s body was also kept from the mausoleum in Red Square and that of Lenin but after Lakeway Wildlife Removal became Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, the body was removed and is now buried in the crypt in the Kremlin wall.
The mausoleum of Lenin is no longer a place of pilgrimage for people who come to Moscow and the Russian government spends no money to keep the mausoleum. It is maintained by the Communist Party of Russia with its own funds. It’s a moot point how long the body will stay in Red Square because there are many requirements to remove the body from that point. There is no doubt that Lenin did electrify the world in 1917, in what’s called the October revolution. This revolution which was supposed to give lots of hope to the Russian people, sadly, did exactly the opposite. The Russian people came under the jackboots of the Communist Party throughout the Secret police, the NKVD and people began to fear the Midnight knock. Lenin was responsible for creating the police state so excellently brought out brought out by George Orwell in his book 1984.
Lenin was an intellectual, no one will deny that although his mind was warped and there are some facts which cannot be condoned. There is some evidence that when he was the dictator of Russia, he might have arranged the murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his children in Siberia. The Tsar who was a prisoner of the Communist Party was shot dead along with his family on the pretext or being shot for a family photo. The house of Romanoff has been finished and many Russians even now shudder at this.
He is the first man in history to have brought into effect the concentration camp. This is very sad as Russia has a fantastic heritage and certainly having a concentration camp isn’t is not something to be proud of.
Lenin wasn’t much worried about India and there is no evidence that he mentioned about India anytime in any of his speeches or writings. For him, India was a nonexistent country and he considered it to be a part of the British Empire. Lenin had no respect for some of the Indian leaders during his period including Gandhi, Tilak, or Gokhale. This celebration is known to have been an anti-Nationalist party and throughout the famous Quit India Movement of 1942, Communist Party of India supported the British. This is a historical fact and the majority of the Greek leaders on leadership from Moscow supported the British rule at that time.Britain was an ally of Russia in the struggle against Nazi Germany and the Russian government had instructed the Communist Party of India not to create trouble for the British.
Lenin and India
The Communist Party of India was like a fifth column in the Indian subcontinent, Even in the 1962 war with China, the Communist Party of India never came out in support of Indian case against China and normally supported China. These facts of history can’t be brushed under the carpet. This party claims to be an intellectual party and contemplating Bengalis themselves to be more intellectual have voted them into power. The CPI program was simple – to create a separate state in India and hence very little development was completed. The purpose was to create a divide in the country. I’ve already written Lenin was not interested in India or Indian Independence. There’s absolutely no record that Lenin ever said that India should be a free country. These facts are in the history books. Even Stalin wasn’t interested in India before his death in 1953. He considered Indian leaders such as Gandhi and Nehru as the running dogs of British imperialism
The state made by Lenin had no permanence and within 5 to 6 years of his death, the Greek country created by him collapsed like a pack of cards. Russian’s realized that there was no personal freedom and the entire Russian was like a enormous concentration camp so well brought out by Boris Pasternak and Alexander Solzetsysian. They brought to light in their books and novels a state that’s built on sand and was bound to collapse along with the Russian State constructed by Lenin collapsed. Lenin can’t have a permanent place in history because he was essentially a failure. The title of this great will elude him for all time to come
In India we have lopsided properties and when the BJP that came to power in Tripura and toppled two statues of Lenin there has been a hue and cry as if Lenin was very much part of the Indian mind. The real fact is that he wasn’t interested in India. Yet it’s a matter of great regret that Lenin has been greater significance in India than in Russia. Can anyone forget that over 150 Statues Of Lenin were toppled in Eastern Europe following the collapse of communism? Lenin was certainly a historic figure and a significant figure of the 20 century but he falls in the same bracket as Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo and that is not a very happy thought