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  • Putin: First Soviet government was mostly Jewish

    June 19, 2013 | 10:17 am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that at least 80 percent of the members of the first Soviet government were Jewish.

    “I thought about something just now: The decision to nationalize this library was made by the first Soviet government, whose composition was 80-85 percent...

  • Vladimir Lenin was part Jewish, according to declassified KGB files

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 14, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    Soviet Communist leader Vladimir Lenin was part Jewish, TIME.com says.

    A recently opened exhibition in Moscow’s State Historical Museum is shedding some light on a long-guarded Russian secret: the origins of Soviet founding father Vladimir Lenin. Lenin’s maternal grandfather, the...

  • Documents showing Lenin had Jewish roots on display

    May 25, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    Documents showing that Soviet Communist leader Vladimir Lenin had a Jewish heritage are on display in Moscow.

    The documents include a letter written by Lenin’s oldest sister saying that their maternal grandfather was a Ukrainian Jew who converted to Christianity in order to gain...