The Spark That Lit The Revolution

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This book reveals Lenin's London-based accomplices and political rivals and sheds new light on his world-view – one which would have such a crucial impact on the twentieth century.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin visited London on six occasions at the beginning of the twentieth century and it was in this city, where Marx wrote Das Kapital, that the roots of Lenin's political thought took shape. This book, from a former curator of the Russian collections at the British Library, tells the story for the first time of Lenin's intriguing relationship with the enigmatic Apollinariya Yakubova – a revolutionary known to her comrades as the 'primeval force of the Black Earth'.

V Lenin
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Thursday, 19 March 2020