Fanya Kaplan was a poor peasant girl born in Tsarist Russia on February 10, 1890. She never went to school; what education she received she got at home. Her four brothers and two sisters lived the same peasant life.
And she soon learned to hate her life and the Tsarist officials who treated them like the Russian dirt beneath their feet.
In her teens she became involved in radical politics, joining the Socialist Revolutionary Party and in 1906 she took part in a plot to kill a Tsarist official in Kiev.
She was arrested by the secret police and sentenced to…
Source: Two Bullets for Lenin | toritto
Everyone knows of Lenin. His body is still on display in the great Kremlin square, once known as Red Square, for those with a bit of ghoulishness in their souls to see. His name and statues have been taken down everywhere in Russia and just about everywhere else as well. He has been written out of history kind of like Pharaoh Akhenaten’s name was chiseled off of Egyptian walls.
Yet his body is still there on display.Yes, every one, save perhaps our current crop of high school kids drudging their way through what is euphemistically known as the public educational system, knows something of Lenin.
Few however, outside of left wingers, communists and historians know of Lenin’s wife – or even that he had a wife.
Nadezhda “Nadya” Krupskaya was Lenin’s wife – and Nadya was a revolutionary to the
Source: Lenin’s Wife | toritto