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11th August 1917: Lenin without a beard

11th August 1917: Lenin without a beard

Red Partisans in Irkutsk, undated.

Red Partisans in Irkutsk, undated.

Leon Trotsky with his bodyguards, 1919.

Leon Trotsky with his bodyguards, 1919.

White Army propaganda poster from the Russian Civil War era (1919), depicting a caricature Leon Trotsky (as a large demon like figure with bright red skin.) and Chinese soldiers (below, wearing braids and blue and gold uniforms).

White Army propaganda poster from the Russian Civil War era (1919), depicting a caricature Leon Trotsky (as a large demon like figure with bright red skin.) and Chinese soldiers (below, wearing braids and blue and gold uniforms).

26 May 1922 – Lenin suffers his first stroke  Lenin suffered the first of his three strokes on 26 May 1922. The stroke prevented him from speaking for several weeks, and he was not able to return fully to work until August that year. Four months later, in December 1922, a second stroke forced him to effectively retire from politics, and his third stroke, in March 1923, left him mute and confined to his bed.

26 May 1922 – Lenin suffers his first stroke Lenin suffered the first of his three strokes on 26 May 1922. The stroke prevented him from speaking for several weeks, and he was not able to return fully to work until August that year. Four months later, in December 1922, a second stroke forced him to effectively retire from politics, and his third stroke, in March 1923, left him mute and confined to his bed.

Red Army with dog

Red Army with dog

Red Army soldiers stealing property of Simonov Monastery, 1923.

Red Army soldiers stealing property of Simonov Monastery, 1923.

Last photo of Lenin, in 1923. Persistent stories mark syphilis as the cause of Lenin's death.  The mental strains of leading a revolution, governing, and fighting a civil war aggravated the physical debilitation consequent to the wounds from the attempted assassinations; Lenin retained a bullet in his neck, until a German surgeon removed it on 24 April 1922. Among his comrades, Lenin was notable for working almost ceaselessly, 14-16hrs daily.

Last photo of Lenin, in 1923. Persistent stories mark syphilis as the cause of Lenin's death. The mental strains of leading a revolution, governing, and fighting a civil war aggravated the physical debilitation consequent to the wounds from the attempted assassinations; Lenin retained a bullet in his neck, until a German surgeon removed it on 24 April 1922. Among his comrades, Lenin was notable for working almost ceaselessly, 14-16hrs daily.

Click this picture of soldiers joining the Russian Revolution of 1917 to go to a timeline of the Revolution, with video clips and images.

Click this picture of soldiers joining the Russian Revolution of 1917 to go to a timeline of the Revolution, with video clips and images.

Stalin Lenin in Russia after Russian revolution

Stalin Lenin in Russia after Russian revolution