Vladimir Lenin was the Bolshevik Leader of the 1917 October Revolution, and the first Head of State of the Soviet Union. Called treacherous, deluded, out-of-touch, insane, Lenin might have been a minor historical footnote but for the Russian Revolution, which catapulted him into the headlines of the 20th century.
“He alone could have found the way back to the causeway . . . The Russian people were left floundering in the bog. Their worst misfortune was his birth . . . their next worst his death.”- Winston Churchill
Despite the oficial diagnosis some debates about the cause of his death exist. Ivan Pavlov , well known russian scientist who examined Lenin’s brain after his death, supposedly diagnosed him with brain syphilis. wiki