Anna Ulyanova

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Anna Ulyanova
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Born (1864-08-14)August 14, 1864
Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 1935

Anna Ilyinichna Yelizarova-Ulyanova (Russian: Анна Ильинична Елизарова-Ульянова; 26 August [O.S. 14 August] 1864, Nizhny Novgorod - October 19, 1935, Moscow) was a Russian revolutionary and a Soviet stateswoman. She was the older sister of Vladimir Lenin.

In 2011, a 1932 letter from Anna to Joseph Stalin was exhibited at the State Historical Museum in Moscow, in which she tells Stalin that Lenin's maternal grandfather was a Jewish native of Zhitomir who converted in order to leave the Pale of Settlement. She asked Stalin to make this publicly known in order to counter increasing anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union at the time, but he refused and told her to keep the matter secret.[1]

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  1. ^ Mansur Mirovalev, "Moscow museum puts Lenin's Jewish roots on display", Associated Press, May 23, 2011  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).

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