Most Wanted Russian REVOLUTION

Karl Marx

Karl Marx

Karl Marx was born February 5, 1818 in Germany. He was born Jewish, but then converted the to Lutheranism when he was only six. He wrote the communist manifesto alongside his close friend, Friedrich Engels. He also had six children with his wife Jenny. Marx also had created Marxism, which provided the basic theory and practice of communism. He is also known as the father of communism because of his ideas.

"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people."

Holy Man

Holy Man

Rasputin, AKA Holy Man, was illiterate for his whole life. Holy man also supposedly had magical healing powers and could cure anything. Rasputin was born on January 21, 1869. He proclaimed himself as a monk, but was never really a monk. Rasputin also predicted his own death, he said that he would be killed by my own people, the peasants. He had died by drowning even thou he was poisoned, shot, and then badly beating and thrown into a river. His autopsy showed that he was killed by drowning.

"God has seen your tears and heard your prayers. Do not grieve. The Little One will not die. Do not allow the doctors to bother him too much."

Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky was born Lev Bronstein in 1879 in the village of Yanovka in the southern part of Ukraine. His parents were Jewish, but he embraced revolutionary ideas. Trotsky effectively created the Red Army. He traveled extensively around Russia on a train, forming and managing military units. He supported the theory of Red Terror. In 1929, he was deported from the Soviet Union to Mexico. He was then stabbed in the back with an ice pick.

"The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end."

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin was born Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili on December 18, 1878. He grew up in the small town of Gori, Georgia which was in Russia. His father was a shoemaker and alcoholic who beat his son, and his mother was a laundress. In 1906, Stalin married Ekaterina Svanidze. They had one son, but Stalin was never really around to help him because he was always focused on the revolution. During the Revolution he ordered over twenty million people to be killed, or sent to work camps because they disagreed with him. Even though he killed all these people the people of Russia still loved him. To ensure it stayed that way Stalin made the history book writers make it so that he was shown as the savior of the Russian people.

"A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic."

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin was born on April 22, 1870 in Simbirsk Russia. In October of 1917, Lenin and the Bolsheviks took over the existing government. Lenin then established the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic and was the leader of this new government. After he became the leader he established peace with Germany again and then took land from the rich and gave it back to the peasants so that they could farm and have a place to live.

"Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners."

Most Wanted

Joseph Stalin

Personally I feel that Joseph Stalin is the most wanted person on this list. One reason that I believe this is that he is probably one of the worst fathers/husband in the world. Not only was he never there for his wife or son, his son tried to kill himself and failed and merely said,"He can't even shoot." His son was also captured by the Germans and when the Germans offered a trade for his son he declined, and his son died. It is also suspected that Stalin killed his wife as she was seen dead in their house the night that Stalin was reportedly flicking cigarettes at her. Another reason I believe Stalin is the most wanted person on this list is because he killed over twenty million people. Most of those people where innocent as well. He would order his secret police to kill anyone that was suspected of believing something else other than what Stalin believed, even if they didn't. Lastly, Stalin would put people in labor camps called Gulags. Here people were literally worked to death and often where giving little to no food or water to punish them for their crimes. This is why I believe that Stalin is the most wanted person on this list.

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