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Владимир Ильич Ульянов, 1895 г.


Ulyanov adopted the nom de guerre of "Lenin" in December 1901, possibly taking the River Lena as a basis (Лена + possessive-adjective suffix -ин), thereby imitating the manner in which Georgi Plekhanov had adopted the pseudonym on "Volgin" after the River Volga.


Proper noun[edit]

Ле́нин ‎(Léninm ?

  1. Lenin (the famous alias of Russian revolutionary leader and politician Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, April 22, 1870, to January 24, 1924).
    Ленин часто ‎(často) употреблял жёсткие ‎(žóstkije) выражения.
    Lenin often employed tough expressions.


  singular plural
masculine feminine neuter
nominative case Ле́нин Ле́нина Ле́нино Ле́нины
genitive case Ле́нина Ле́ниной Ле́нина Ле́ниных
dative case Ле́нину Ле́ниной Ле́нину Ле́ниным
accusative case Ле́нина Ле́нину Ле́нино Ле́ниных
instrumental case Ле́ниным Ле́ниной Ле́нином Ле́ниными
prepositional case о Ле́нине о Ле́ниной о Ле́нином о Ле́ниных
  • Note: neuter is used only for place names; the word stress in
   place names may differ from that of surnames of the same root.
  • Neuter place names ending in -ово, -ёво, -ево, -ино may also be indeclinable.
  • Masculine place names ending in -ов, -ев, -ин, -ын have the accusative like the nominative.

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