The Failed Assassination of Vladimir Lenin

History Daily

Aug 30 2023 • 16 mins

August 30, 1918. Socialist revolutionary Fanya Kaplan sets off the Red Terror when she tries, and fails, to assassinate the new leader of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin.

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