Russian communist who was a Bolshevik leader during the Russian Revolution and the Premier of the Soviet Union from 1917 to his death in 1922. He is one of the most controversial figures of 20th century history as some view him as a dictator and others see him a a tireless champion of the working class.
His Bolshevik party was the foundation of the USSR, the first socialist state, and one of his first acts as it's leader was to sign a peace treaty with Germany that ended Russia's participation in the first World War.
Joseph Stalin was his successor as the informal leader of the Russian Communist Party.
After demonstrating great prowess in college, he decided to pursue law by joining the Judicial Faculty of Kazan University.
He married Nadezhda Krupskaya in 1898.