Communism killed Lenin just as surely as Zero plans to kill the American Republic.
Whoever it was and whatever it was, give them a fricking medal, NOW.
Calling Mr. Putin, calling Mr. Putin, your glowing Vodka Martini is ready.
” - - - possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin - - - “
Maybe it was arsenic? It seems to be a Commie poison of choice - - - .
I read someplace that Stalin had three doors to his quarters. His cooks left his meals outside each door. Stalin would take one meal at random for himself, and the cooks had to eat the other two.
Shot in the head would not seem to be a controversial diagnosis.
One of the more intriguing cases is Tycho. Tychoâs death benefited Kepler enormously. Not only did Kepler get Tychoâs job as the Holy Roman Emperor’s astronomer (a pretty lucrative gig) but he usurped (Kepler’s words) his twenty odd years of observations. Tycho had the first set of reliable, accurate, reasonably long term set of planetary observations in history. Their collection had been a major undertaking, comparable in terms of cost to Renaissance Denmark to the cost of the Apollo Program to 1960’s America. By luck they fell into the hands of one of the few people in the world with the skill and patience to exploit them. Kepler overturned both Copernicus and Ptolemy, and can be said to the first real advance in astronomy since Ptolemy. (Ptolemy was a scientific giant, by the way.)
Tycho was reported to have died of burst bladder after refusing to excuse himself to relieve himself at a royal banquet. But in fact, the human bladder is extraordinarily tough and one would urinate involuntarily long before one could burst it. Some suspect he was poisoned and Kepler alone stood to gain.
Well, we can't blame Castro...or can we?
Of course there is also the fact that Lenin had been shot in August 1918 and it was too dangerous to remove the bullet.