A giant of his
life and work of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin are worthy of
admiration. Today as we celebrate the 141st
anniversary of his birth, the continuators of his
ideas are proud to describe them as ageless. He was
the founder a new epoch, establishing the 20th
century as the era of socialist revolution, breaking
the power of the exploiters in backward Czarist
Russia and creating, with the force of colossal
tenacity and heroism, the first workers’ and farmers’
state in history, precipitating the rapid
development of revolutionary and emancipation
movements around the world.
Fidel on the 100th anniversary of this exemplary
revolutionary’s birth said, "Lenin is one of those
truly exceptional human beings. A simple reading of
his life, his history, his work, the most objective
analysis of the way his thinking developed and his
attitude throughout his life make him in the eyes of
all humanity, I repeat, a truly exceptional man.
No one was able, as he was, to interpret the
depth, the essence and the value of Marxist theory.
No one was capable, as he was, of analyzing this
theory and taking it to its ultimate implications.
No one was capable of developing and enriching it
the way he did."
Among Lenin’s many significant contributions to
Marxism and the progress of humanity, outstanding
are his theory of imperialism as the final stage of
capitalist development, the creation of a new type
of party, the socialist revolution and the
dictatorship of the proletariat, the obligatory
relationship between national and social liberation,
the principles of peaceful co-existence and the path
to the construction of socialism
Enemies have tried to demonize him, but no one
can deny the historic nature of the thought and
action of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, a political giant
of his time.