In his book Lenin: How to Become a Leader, Vladlen Loginov, one of Russia's leading authorities on Vladimir Lenin, discusses the revolutionary leader’s early years, his family, his political awakening and subsequent activities.
He reveals the beginnings of the creator of the world’s first socialist country, as well as the source of the future statesman's incredible willpower, his ability to influence people, his drive to succeed and his leadership qualities. All of these, the book demonstrates, were intrinsic to Lenin's character from a young age.
In his research, Loginov uses new sources and previously unknown documents and memoirs, as well as archives of Russians in exile.
Vladlen Loginov is one of Russia’s most prominent historians and screenwriters and is chiefly known for his work on Lenin.
Having graduated from the V. P. Potemkin Moscow Municipal Pedagogical Institute in 1950, Loginov served in the army before beginning work as a research associate in the Central Party Archive, where he remained for 30 years. Later, he took a job in the Party’s Department of the History of Marxism-Leninism. From the early 1980s, Loginov worked as a professor at the Party’s Institute of Social Studies.
Today, Vladlen Loginov is the director of the Centre for Historical Research, Professor of National and World History at the Russian Academy of Education, and author of over 400 academic works on the 20th century history of Russia.
His book Lenin: How to Become a Leader reveals the factors that formed the personality of the revolutionary leader.