Obituary of Lenin - 1924

Obituary of Lenin
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THE PEOPLE
FEBRUARY 1999
VOL. 108 NO. 11

75 YEARS AGO -- LENIN DEAD

(WEEKLY PEOPLE, Feb. 2, 1924)

Monday, Jan. 21, 1924, a momentous historic day, for on that day died in a little village near Moscow, Nicolai Lenin, the premier of the Russian Soviet Republic since its inception, the outstanding leader of the Russian Revolution, whose name will be known as long as the world stands.

After a year's illness, following a paralytic stroke, the result of overwork and of the effects of an unextracted bullet in his neck, fired at him with intent to kill by a crazed girl belonging to the so-called Social Revolutionaries, the end came when a hemorrhage in the brain induced paralysis of the respiratory centers and he breathed his last at 6:50 p.m. The end came the more unexpectedly because for some time past optimistic reports had been current as to a progressive improvement of his condition. These reports were true, no doubt, true in the sense that there was a momentary rally which often comes before the end.

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SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY PAYS TRIBUTE

At the meeting of the National Executive Committee of the Socialist Labor Party of America, on Thursday, January 23, the committee rose in respect to the departed comrade of the International Movement and the following cable was sent to the Soviet government of Russia:

"At the bier of Nicolai Lenin, the Socialist Labor Party of America lays a wreath in memory of his contributions to the Socialist Revolutionary Movement."