"Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov" (), alias "Lenin" (; ) ( – 21 January 1924) was a Russian Communism/communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, the Russian Empire was replaced by the Soviet Union; all wealth including land, industry and business was nationalized. Based in Marxism, his political theories are known as Leninism.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous leaders! More Vladimir Lenin on Wikipedia.