It would be wrong to suppose that Lenin drew profits from the misdeeds of his associates.
Lenin was in agreement with these views for some time.
Lenin regarded such strivings as a betrayal of the claims of the labouring class.
"LENIN (originally OuLIANOV), Vladimir Ilich (1870-), Russian Communist leader, was born in Simbirsk in 1870, his father being an official of middle rank - a district inspector of schools.
Lenin was one of the leading spirits of the Zimmerwald and Kienthal meetings, and urged a general revolt of the workmen of all countries against the war.