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The “Who Done It” of Vladimir Lenin’s Death

Photo by alogou1775, via Flickr Creative Commons
Photo by alogou1775, via Flickr Creative Commons

A Soviet news reel shows teary mourners shuffling past the body of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.  The Bolshevik leader and chair of the soviet state in its early years died of a he died of an apparent massive stroke in 1924 at age 54. His embalmed corpse still throngs of visitors to his tomb in Moscow’s Red Square, and was the topic of an annual clinicopathological conference held at theUniversity of Maryland.

 New York Timesscience writer Gina Kolata was reported on the findings, a new theory on the cause of Lenin’s death along with a new suspect.

Video of Lenin's Funeral

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