Monday, June 20, 2005

Lenin a Mongolian!?

Add this to the list of things I didn't know. And to the list of things I wish I didn't know. Lenin was part Mongolian:
Lenin's original surname was Ulyanov. Lenin was a code name. According to Volkogonov, Lenin was German-Jewish-Kalmyk-Russian by ancestry, though the Kalmyk (Mongol) element in his blood seemed to dominate his physical appearance.
I blame this for enlightening me.

9 Comments:

Anonymous troll said...

Good chunk of eastern slavic folks, particulary Russians, have Mongols/Turks in their ancestry, I think. Probably it's something folks don't advertise as Mongols and Turks are not depicted favorably (trying to be polite here) among Europeans for obvious historical reasons (and perhaps some others).

6/20/2005 10:37 PM  
Anonymous yan said...

Lenin's paternal grandmother (I think) was Kalmyk.
They made him look really mongolian for the monument in Ulaan Uud (the world's biggest Lenin head). At least that was my impression when I saw it on TV.

Yul Brynner is said to have some Kalmyk ancestry as well. Not sure if that was just a marketing gag, though.

6/21/2005 8:05 AM  
Blogger nabetz said...

I always suspected as much from his appearance, of course. But I didn't know the facts of the case. Anyway, it's a bit of a downer to realize that one of the most evil men in human history was part Mongolian. And so national pride takes another hit.

6/21/2005 8:53 AM  
Blogger Umiak said...

Lenin was a great leader, he led his country from medieval feudalism to the first man in space schools for every child as well as work and a roof over your head and medical care. The Soviet Union he helped create saved the world from the facist menace and stop nazism and inspired generations of idealists with hope of a better world. Did the Soviet Union and Lenin make mistakes, yes. did they commit some crimes yes but so has America.
Overall both Mongolia and Russia had much better standards of living than they do know under the "free market" I am proud that Lenin is of Mongolian ancestry. I am too maybe were related

4/12/2008 1:48 AM  
Blogger joldas said...

Good, i have got a lot info about him, mongol-turk has some very influnce to the world.

2/05/2009 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what i know, Lenin's fathernal grandfather most likel, or actually both grandparents were Mongolian!
His original last name Ulyanov is actually, common Mongolian name. Ulan-means red in Mongolian also a NAME. Ulan-ov the end OV is just typical end for Russian name is added on Ulan. Most Russian names end with OV, or N. So, say islamic name Ahmat, would bur Russianized as Ahmatov, that is a famous Russian poet!

4/29/2009 12:38 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Way to go my Mongol people!

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4/04/2010 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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