Asked in History of RussiaVladimir LeninCommunism
How bad was Vladimir Lenin?
October 14, 2010 10:17PM
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin certainly had his bad points; many things associated with Stalin, such as death camps and little political tolerance for opposition, started with Lenin. However, in his personal life and overarching goals he was rather noble, and he truly tried to create a better world for the proletariat. He was not violently prejudiced against particular groups or races, like Hitler and Stalin later were, and he attempted to stop the imperialism sweeping the globe by empowering the poor and downtrodden.