The places he stayed, the pubs he drank at…
Saturday, 07 November 2009
14:00 – 17:00
Begins at Kings Cross station.
London, United Kingdom
and his partner Krupskaya arrived in London in exile in 1902. On seeing
the contrast between the enormous wealth on one side and the mean
streets of London’s working people on the other, in the ‘citadel of
world capitalism’, Lenin remarked that London was a city of ‘two
From London Lenin and the editorial board of Iskra
(‘The Spark’) coordinated with the Russian Social Democratic Party in
the underground of the Tsars’ Empire. Lenin wrote some of his most
important works in London, works that helped to form what would later
become the Bolshevik party that led the Russian workers and peasantry
to power in 1917.
On the anniversary of the Russian revoluion the ULU Marxist Society
will visit the places he stayed and the pubs he drank in.
*** IMPOTANT: Meet at Kings Cross station at 2pm. ***