Who is Vladimir Ilyich Lenin?

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    Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
    —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    Imperialism is capitalism at that stage of development at which the dominance of monopolies and finance capitalism is established; in which the export of capital has acquired pronounced importance; in which the division of the world among the international trusts has begun, in which the division of all territories of the globe among the biggest capitalist powers has been completed.
    —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    The train’s gone, the rails are cold.
    Russian saying, trans. by Vladimir Ivanovich Shlyakov (1993)

    To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities—that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
    —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)