Yes, that Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich, leader of the Russian Revolution. This is faintly bizarre, like finding out that Winston Churchill was once world dodgeball champion.
These strange connections are one of the reasons I love history. I love the idea that John Milton once met Galileo; I find it amazing that shock-rocker Alice Cooper was friends with Groucho Marx. And don’t get me started on how the eruption of a volcano may have lead to the invention of both the bicycle and Frankenstein’s Monster.
History, in short, is nuts.