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Friday, June 08, 2007

An Incorruptible Commie's Witchy Past

According to Gunter Kruse, I have something in common with Vladimir Lenin: we both have convicted witches perched in our family trees.

"I went as far back as the middle ages and discovered one of Lenin's ancestor who lived in the 13th century", Kruse reported after spending several years in archives, drawing up the Western European branch of Lenin's family tree.

According to Kruse, the witch who was burnt at the stake by the Inquisition is the most intriguing member of the Ulyanovs family, though almost no information about her has survived. [Link]
Only witchcraft could explain why Lenin's body is so nicely intact 83 years after his death.

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