Lenin was the founder of communism in Russia/the Soviet Union. He was around when there was still a czar in Russia, before there was a Soviet Union. He was an agitator for revolution and for communism, called Bolshevism in his day because there were various cults of communists and his was the Bolshevists.
Lenin was very popular in certain circles in Russia because they had a czar and a system of serfdom, and it was all pretty miserable. The thing that put him over the top was World War One and getting their ass kicked by Germany. The Russian people got pretty fed up with getting their asses kicked by Germany.
The Russian people wanted out of World War One. If they had been winning, it would have been different. A revolution began, and it threw the czar out of power. It was not Lenin. Lenin had nothing to do with that revolution. He was out of the country at the time.
The guy who surfaced was named Kerensky. He established a government to replace the czar. But he did not pull Russia out of the war and they continued to lose the war. That's when Lenin led the second revolution, the one to get rid of Kerensky and set up a communist government in Russia. Lenin's side won.
Lenin quickly surrendered to Germany and gave up whatever Germany wanted in order to let Russia off the hook. Ultimately Germany lost that war anyway, losing it to America. Right after the war, America invaded Russia to oust the communist Lenin government but finally Lenin won a war, kicked America the hell out of Russia, and that was that. Lenin also beat off inner revolutions and made himself King Rat in Russia.
It was about that time that Lenin wrote the popular song Imagine. Imagine there's no countries, I wonder if you can, nothing to kill or die for, blah blah blah blah blah blaaaaa. Imagine all the people sharing all the world. You hoooooooo. You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one. I hope one day you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Lenin was a very wonderful and loving leader of Russia. He threw everyone into a gulag, which is a very nice outdoor prison in the cold and snow where people get lots of anaerobic and aerobic exercise and live to be 104. It's sort of like a Swiss Alps spa, only without the Alps and without the cheese and the watches. He murdered countless people but hey, you need to crack a few eggs to make an omelet.
Lenin established Russia, the Soviet Union, as a heaven on earth where all people were equal, basically the same as it is today, sort of a land of Jesus Christ without the wafers.
It's hard to get the wafers. It's hard to get anything. The supermarkets have nothing except lines of people waiting for a Stouffers mealoaf tv dinner. You must admit, it's worth waiting four hours on line for.