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By Philip Pomper

The gripping untold tale of a terrorist chief whose loss of life could catapult his brother―Lenin―to revolution.

In 1886, Alexander Ulyanov, an excellent biology pupil, joined a small workforce of scholars at St. Petersburg college to plan the assassination of Russia’s tsar. referred to as “Second First March” for the date in their motion, this staff failed disastrously of their undertaking, and its leaders, Alexander incorporated, have been done. heritage has mostly forgotten Alexander, yet for an important outcome of his execution: his more youthful brother, Vladimir, went directly to lead the October Revolution of 1917 and head the hot Soviet executive less than his innovative pseudonym “Lenin.”

Probing the Ulyanov kin documents, historian Philip Pomper uncovers Alexander’s transformation from ascetic pupil to terrorist, and the effect his destiny had on Lenin. Vividly portraying the mental dynamics of a relatives that will switch background, Lenin’s Brother is a perspective-changing glimpse into Lenin’s formative years―and his next habit as a innovative. eleven black-and-white illustrations

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The police grabbed them no longer faraway from Senate sq., on the intersection of Nevsky Prospect and Admiralty sq., so that they most likely had simply crossed from Vasilevsky Island. 37. Pervoe Marta 1887 g. , 148–49, 371. 38. Lukashevich, 22, 30–33. 39. Ibid. , 34. 8: THE TRIAL 1. Soviet historians attempted to sentence the complete trial, together with the efforts of the safeguard legal professionals, however the ultimate scholar of Russian political trials of this era disregarded the accusation that the security attorneys provided just a passive safeguard. See N. A. Troitskii, Advokatura v Rossii i politicheskie protsessy 1866–1904 gg. (Tula: Avtograf, 2000), 310, hereafter mentioned as Troitskii, Advokatura v Rossii. A. N. Turchannikov’s protection strategies are mentioned less than. 2. Quoted in N. A. Troitskii, Politicheskie protsessy v Rossii, 1871–1887 gg. (Saratov: Izd-vo saratovskogo universiteta, 2003), 122, hereafter pointed out as Troitskii, Politicheskie protsessy. three. “K istorii pokusheniia A. I. Ul’ianova i dr. 1 Marta 1887 g. ,” Krasnyi arkhiv, no. 2/15 (1926): 222–23; “Okhrannik ob areste uchastnikov 1 Marta 1887 goda,” Krasnyi arkhiv, no. nine (1925): 297–99. four. Aleksandr Il’ich Ul’ianov i delo 1 Marta 1887 g. , 360. five. Troitskii, Politicheskie protsessy, 124. 6. See Troitskii, Advokatura v Rossii, a hundred and seventy; see additionally Kheifets, 279.

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