Lenin's last surviving relative dies in Moscow at 89

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Lenin's niece, Olga Ulyanova, the last surviving descendant of the Bolshevik leader's family, died in Moscow on Friday aged 89.

Ulyanova, who was born in 1922, two years before her uncle's death, was the last direct descendant of the Ulyanov family, Lenin's real surname.

She was the daughter of Lenin's younger brother Dmitry, a doctor who shared Lenin's revolutionary ideals and served in high posts in the health service after the 1917 revolution. He died in 1943.

Ulyanova studied chemistry at Moscow State University and went on to become a lecturer there. She also published several books and more than 150 articles about Lenin and her family....

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