Vladimir Lenin's Rolls-Royce

Vladimir Lenin's Rolls-Royce

Vladimir Lenin was born on April 22, 1870 in Simbirsk, Russia. He led the Russian Revolution of October 1917, which would eventually pave the way for communism in the Soviet Union.

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from Smithsonian Channel

Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Lenin used his Rolls Royce to travel around Moscow and give speeches. (0:09)

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    Early in the revolution, Lenin's Bolsheviks liberated the Tzar's gold and collection of fine cars. (1:11)

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    Lenin's Rolls Royce was purchased by one of his emissaries. (1:40)

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