who put the revolution on ice?
vladimir ilyich ulyanov, widely known as lenin [Владимир Ильич Ленин] was born in 1870 to liberal, middle-class parents. he organised a great deal of socialist propaganda efforts in tsarist russia, but since 1907 lived in self-imposed exile abroad. a man of rare organisational skills and strategical geniousness, he returned to petrograd and inspired the october revolution; with the slogan ‘all power to the soviets!’, lenin directed the overthrow of the then provisional government ; the storming and capitulation of the winter palace on the night of the 7th to 8th of November 1917, effectively marked the beginning of soviet rule. lenin died in 1924 but his political agenda shaped up much of the 20th century history. [in a nutshell, the old boy’s vision and tactics scared the shit out of all the right-wing bitches]. on the train this morning, i ‘ve read that last night, banksy‘s artwork ‘lenin on rollerblades‘ was sold at bonhams in knightsbridge, west london for £40K >>. at the side of the canvas, the red stencilled signature reads ‘10/25/2003/ Thanks Mate/ Banksy‘.