Birth Name: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
Date of Birth: 22 April, 1870
Place of Birth: Simbirsk, Russian Empire (now Russia)
Date of Death: 21 January, 1924
Place of Death: Gorki, Moscow Governorate, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
*50% Russian, with possible Chuvash and Kalmyk
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
Vladimir Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He led the USSR. He was Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Russian SFSR, from 8 November, 1917 to 21 January, 1924, his death, and Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Union, from 30 December, 1922 to 21 January, 1924.
He was the son of Maria Alexandrovna (Blank) and Ilya Nikolayevich Ulyanov, a public figure in education. He was married to revolutionary and politician Nadezhda Krupskaya.
Lenin’s father was born in Astrakhan, Russia, of Russian, and possibly Chuvash and Kalmyk, descent, and was of the Russian Orthodox religion. Lenin’s mother was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Lenin’s maternal grandfather was born Jewish, and converted to Christianity. Lenin’s maternal grandmother was a Lutheran, of half German and half Swedish descent, and Lenin’s mother was also raised Lutheran. Lenin himself was baptized Russian Orthodox.
Lenin’s paternal grandfather was Nikolay/Nikolai Vasilyevich Ulyanin/Ulyanov (the son of Vasily Nikitich Ulyanin and Anna Semyonovna). Nikolay was a former serf. Lenin’s great-grandfather Vasily was the son of Nikita Grigoryevich Ulyanin. Lenin’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Andrew Ulyanin, from the village Eropkin, which was located in present-day Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, an area inhabited by the Chuvashes, a Turkic ethnic group. Lenin’s father was committed to building a primary school in Simbirsk, for Chuvash-speaking children, and possibly spoke the language himself. These factors make it possible that Lenin’s grandfather had Chuvash ancestry. Some sources have stated that he also had Mordvinian and/or Tatar ancestry.
Lenin’s paternal grandmother was Anna Alexeyevna/Alexeevna/Alekseevna Smirnova (the daughter of Aleksey Lukyanovich Smirnov and Alexandra Ulyanova). Anna possibly had Kalmyk ancestry, or Kirgiz. The Kalmyks are a Mongolian ethnic group in Russia. However, it is not clear if it has been verified that Lenin’s father had ancestry other than Russian. Lenin’s great-grandfather Aleksey was the son of Lukyan Smirnov.
Lenin’s maternal grandfather was Srul or Israel Moishevich Blank (the son of Moshko/Moshe Itskovich Blank and Mariam Froimovich). Srul was born in Starokostiantyniv, Ukraine, to a Jewish family; he converted to Orthodox Christianity, and was baptized as Aleksandr Dmitrievich Blank. Lenin’s great-grandfather Moshko was the son of Itsyk Blank.
Lenin’s maternal grandmother was Anna Ivanovna Grosschopff (the daughter of Johann Gottlieb Grosschopff and Anna Beata Östedt). Lenin’s grandmother Anna was born in Saint Petersburg, to a German father, who was born in Lübeck, Germany, and to a Swedish mother, who was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Lenin’s great-grandfather Johann was the son of Christoffer Friedrich Grosschopff and Christina Margaretha Edler. Lenin’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Carl Fredrick Östedt and Anna Christina Borg.
Genealogy of Vladimir Lenin – http://www.geni.com