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25 December, 2021

Posted by Socrates in Bolsheviks, Lenin, Soviet states, Soviet Union, Yakov Sverdlov at 8:55 am | Permanent Link

(Above: Yakov Sverdlov, who came from a family of Jewish radicals). Seen: a 1990s news clipping that mentioned V. I. Lenin’s part-Jewish roots and his role as the “creator of the Soviet Union.” Well, I sort of beg to differ with that “Lenin-as-creator” claim. Lenin founded the Bolshevik Party, that’s true. But the Soviet Union […]