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Vladmir Lenin

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After the Bolsheviks seized power during the Russian Revolution of 1917, Lenin negotiated the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The treaty ended Russia's involvement in World War I, but on humiliating terms: Russia lost territory and nearly one-quarter of its population to the Central Powers.

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