Catherine Merridale

Winter woodland in northern Sweden

Catherine Merridale

Photograph of Catherine Merridale

Photo credit: Mary Bernard

Lenin on the Train

Painting of Lenin arriving at the Finland Station by MG Sokolov

Lenin’s arrival at the Finland Station, as depicted by MG Sokolov (1875-1953).

On 9th April 1917, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin boarded a train in Zurich. He was heading for the Russian capital, St Petersburg, which meant he had to cross a continent at war. On 9th April 2015, Catherine Merridale set out to retrace his tracks. Find out more about her journey here.