30 August 2015

On This Day: Lenin survives another assassination attempt

It was On This Day in 1918, that Vladimir Lenin survived yet another assassination attempt. This time Lenin had been speaking at a factory in Moscow when Fanya Kaplan, a Social Revolutionist, shot him. Lenin survived and the Bolsheviks became even more violent and executed thousands.

The Times, out of London England, announced that the paper heard rumors about an attack on Lenin however the Russian Government is insisting Lenin was suffering from two shot wounds. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that morning that Lenin was in deed shot twice, once in each shoulder. One of the shots also affected his lungs. 

Public Domain Photo of Lenin in his office, 1918. Wikipedia
The Sydney Morning Herald. (Sydney, Australia), 2 September 1918. Newspapers.com

The Times. (London, England), 2 September 1918.  Newspapers.com

Vladimir Lenin shot. History.com 30 August 2005.  

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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