This Video about Vladimir Lenin Biography in English. A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF VLADIMIR LENIN. By Tim Lambert. Lenin was born into a middle class family in April 1870. Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov was born in Simbirsk on the Volga River on 22 April 1870 into a well-educated family. He excelled at school and went on to study law. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. Lenin was mainly responsible for creating a totalitarian regime in Russia. His Early Life.