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.
Ле́нин • (Lénin) m ?
- Lenin (the famous alias of Russian revolutionary leader and politician Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, April 22, 1870, to January 24, 1924).
- 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.
- Владимир Ильич Ульянов (Vladimir Ilʹič Ulʹjanov)