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Lenin, the Communist icon, believed that his secret life would die with him. The opening of the Soviet archives in the mid 1990s has proved otherwise. Lenin in Love is a comedy about a tragedy, which exposes the sexual troika and the sadistic proclivities of arguably the foremost political genius of the last century. Lenin was a passionate lover, Machiavellian strategist and a calculating murderer, and the frenzied paradoxes inherent in his life changed the course of history.