Today in History, Aug. 30
- The Moscow Times
- Aug. 30 2013 09:48
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Ninety-five years ago today, on Aug. 30, 1918, the Socialist Revolutionary Fanni Kaplan attempted to assassinate Vladimir Lenin, shooting at him three times with a Browning revolver.
Lenin received serious injuries as a result of the attack while Kaplan, who believed that Lenin was undermining socialism, was later executed for her crime.