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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th May 1981 Dixon of Dock Green actor Jack Warner died in London aged 85.

24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)

24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London

24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.

24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.

24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.go to related location

Lenin's London Newspaper



Lenin's London Newspaper

Lenin edited the Bolshevik newspaper 'Iskra' here

Location: 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU

Description: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 to 21 January 1924) was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917.

As leader of the Bolsheviks, he headed the Soviet state during its initial years (1917-1924), as it fought to establish control of Russia in the Russian Civil War and worked to create a socialist economic system.

As a politician, Lenin was a persuasive orator, as a political scientist his extensive theoretic and philosophical developments of Marxism produced MarxismLeninism, the pragmatic Russian application of Marxism.

In 1903, Lenin attended the 2nd Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party which initially convened at Brussels before moving to London.

Iskra was a political newspaper of Russian socialist emigrants established as the official organ of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party.

Initially, it was managed by Vladimir Lenin, moving as he moved. The first edition was published in Stuttgart on December 1, 1900. Other editions were published in Munich (1900-1902) and Geneva from 1903. When Lenin was in London (1902-1903) the newspaper was edited from a small office at 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1 with Henry Quelch arranging the necessary printworks.


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Lenin's London Newspaper

Lenin edited the Bolshevik newspaper 'Iskra' here


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