Russia - Lenin, the wonder-worker

From The Call, paper of the British Socialist Party, April 22 1920

ACCORDING to the New York Nation of March 6, which draws its information from the files of the New York Times, during the period since the beginning of the Russian Revolution Petrograd has fallen into the hands of the reactionaries six times, has been burned twice and twice been in the grip of complete panic. During the same period it was constantly dying of hunger, and revolted against the Soviet government six times.

Lenin’s feats are still more wonderful. His government has fallen 37 times. He has quarrelled and been reconciled with Trotsky five times, has died ten times, has been arrested 16 times, and has fled 72 times. He has been seen in Germany, in Spain, and on the Lake of Geneva.