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General Volkogonov's Biography of Lenin

Paul N. Siegel
Science & Society
Vol. 59, No. 3, Lenin: Evaluation, Critique, Renewal (Fall, 1995), pp. 402-417
Published by: Guilford Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40403510
Page Count: 16
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General Volkogonov's Biography of Lenin
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Abstract

The 1994 biography of Lenin by General Dmitri Volkogonov, the chairperson of President Yeltsin's commission for examining the Soviet archives, has been hailed as exposing Lenin's crimes. Volkogonov charges that Lenin's fanaticism caused him to order acts of inhuman cruelty; that he was an agent of the German government; that the October revolution was the coup of a minority; that Lenin was the originator of the idea of a one-party dictatorship; that he persecuted religious believers; and that he created the totalitarian system that was perfected by Stalin. Volkogonov's evidence from archival and other sources is examined, and his charges are found to be unjustified.

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