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Why did Vladimir Lenin drive the ultimate rich man's car?

Did he not vow to create a classless state?

Communist revolutionary Vladmir Ilyich Lenin declared that revolutionaries must guard against bourgeois tendencies. And yet, Moscow’s State Historical Museum contains  something Lenin owned that is one of the ultimate examples of bourgeois conveyance - a Rolls Royce car, Silver Ghost model.

What business did the leader of the Communist party have owning such a luxury automobile?  How did he come to own it – and why did he keep it?


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Which famous person did this Rolls Royce belong to?

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Trotboy • #68 • 2018-02-16 09:03:07
When Lenin - or rather the Soviet Government - ordered this vehicle there was very little in the way of car manufacture going on anywhere in Europe, and particularly not in Russia, where the Civil War had crippled most industrial production, and the

vcon33 • #70 • 2016-03-15 15:59:42
@ #68: