April 1917: Lenin’s arrival in Russia

John Riddell

A previously untranslated reminiscence by Grigory Zinoviev

Zinoviev drawing by Yuri Annenkov Grigory Zinoviev, drawing by Yuri Annenkov

One hundred years ago today, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returned to Russia with a small group of revolutionaries aboard the famous ‘sealed train.’ The following reminiscence of this event was written after Lenin’s death in 1924 by Grigory Zinoviev, one of Lenin’s companions on the train. Introduction and translation by Ben Lewis. Republished with permission from Weekly Worker.

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