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Guest:Philip Pomper, Wesleyan University History Professor and Author.
Date; Sunday February 28
The gripping untold story of a terrorist leader whose death would
catapult his brother—Lenin—to revolution.In 1886, Alexander Ulyanov, a
brilliant biology student, joined a small group of students at St.
Petersburg University to plot the assassination of Russia’s tsar. Known
as “Second First March” for the date of their action, this group failed
disastrously in their mission, and its leaders, Alexander included,
were executed. History has largely forgotten Alexander, but for the
most important consequence of his execution: his younger brother,
Vladimir, went on to lead the October Revolution of 1917 and head the
new Soviet government under his revolutionary pseudonym “Lenin.”