British Historian dug deep to find out about Lenin's death

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Syphilis killed Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin and not a stroke, believes a
British historian.

To find the evidence, Helen Rappaport delved deep into books and obscure journals. Rappaport thinks the Soviets tried hard to cover up the real reasons for Lenin's erratic, manic behaviour, bouts of rage and untimely death at 53, seven years after the revolution of 1917.

In a bid to reach the conclusion, Rappaport unearthed comments from Professor Ivan Pavlov. Pavlov said the "revolution was made by a madman with syphilis of the brain"...

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