turned 128 on April 22. In a recent nationwide poll, 25%of respondents said Lenin set Russia on the path of progress and justice,28% said he was wrong but well-meaning, and 21% said he was simply wrong.Only 10% thought his ideas would still be relevant in the next century. Aseven year-old in Kazan summed up Lenin’s place in Russia’s ever-changingview of its own past: “He was good when he was alive but became bad when hedied.”