From the archives: Lenin on 1916


  • V.I. Lenin


When Enda Kenny suggested that Michael Collins had brought Lenin to Ireland it was another of Enda’s ‘fantasy moments’ like the soldiers guarding the ATMs, but it is a matter of fact that Lenin took a keen interest in, and strongly supported, the Irish struggle against British imperialism as can be seen in this extract from his article ‘The Discussion on Self-Determination Summed Up’ written in July 1916, in which he gives his assessment of the 1916 Rising.