He adopted the pseudonym Lenin in during his clandestine party work after exile in Siberia.
Without this experience, in all probability the October Revolution of would not have been possible. The latter parties had no perspective of taking power from the bourgeoisie.
His long term health was affected, and in he suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered. This was certainly the case with Lenin, whose ideas in the hands of the Stalinist reaction were cynically twisted to justify every counter-revolutionary policy of the Soviet bureaucracy.
This personal tragedy had a major impact on the young Lenin, then aged seventeen. He had little interest in farm management, and his mother soon sold the land, keeping the house as a summer home.
When an unarmed crowd of workers marched to the city's Winter Palace on January 9 or January 22, in the Western, or New Style, calendar to submit a petition to Emperor Nicholas II, security forces fired on the crowd, killing or wounding several hundred marchers.