Love in the fire of revolution: Inessa Armand - the muse of Vladimir Lenin
• Love in the fire of revolution: Inessa Armand - the muse of Vladimir Lenin
When it comes to women of Vladimir Lenin, the imagination immediately draws an image of Nadezhda Krupskaya, famous fantastic capacity for work, and all sorts of aiding her husband in the revolution. But in the life of the leader of the world proletariat was another woman, whom historians often referred to as his "muse" - Inessa Armand. She lived in the house of Lenin and Krupskaya, and the attitude of all the participants in this "triple" the union were very specific ...
Speaking of Inessa Armand (nee Elizabeth Pesho d'Erbenvill), it is worth noting that she lived a very difficult life and has always been committed to the cause of revolution. Her personal life has been challenging at first marriage was with Armand Alexander, the son of Russia's largest textile manufacturer. In this union four children were born. However, household chores may not captivate her, Inessa was engaged in social activities, was an active defender of women's rights and freedoms. She was well-educated and intelligent, and soon attracted to the ideas of socialism. Support found in the younger brother Alexander - Vladimir.
Portrait of Inessa Armand
Vladimir Inessa introduced with the works of Lenin. She is so imbued read, even started a conversation with Ilyich. Communication in letters lasted for several years, over the years has experienced a lot Inessa - was arrested, was able to escape, Vladimir buried ... After leaving Russia, she received economic education in Brussels, here held a personal acquaintance with Lenin, Inessa.
Baby photo Inessa Armand
Vladimir Ilyich suggested Inessa domoupravitelnitsy work at his home in Paris. In addition to economic affairs, she was engaged in the translation, publication papers the Party Central Committee, preparing and own works. It sends its Lenin in 1912 in Russia, to develop campaign activities (St. Petersburg propaganda cell was arrested). Rearrest expects and Inessa. This time it released on bail, left her husband Alexander (Inessa then again escapes to Paris).
As regards relations with Nadezhda Krupskaya, there is a perception that the chief's wife knew about Lenin and Armand connection, but did not interfere. Krupskaya even offered her husband a divorce, but Lenin did not agree to such a step. According to some reports, Lenin and even Armand had an illegitimate son, but this information is not confirmed.
Inessa Armand died in 1920 of cholera. It was a real blow to Lenin, many are inclined to believe that it catalyzed his own illness (Lenin suffered his muse only three years). After the tragic events Krupskaya took Armand children to education, to the end of her life, she kept in touch and took care of them. After the death of her husband Krupskaya even wanted to be buried next to Inessa (revolutionary ashes buried in the Kremlin wall), but it did not approve of the idea.
Inessa Armand with children