It is believed that Lenin died of a stroke at the age of 53 years. His premature death was a subject of much debate and theories. University of California, Los Angeles recently offered his answer to this question.
Lenin died in 1924, the year before that had suffered three strokes. This rapid deterioration is usually characteristic of a man much older, so historians have long talked about other factors, such as poisoning or syphilis. The new theory suggests that Lenin was suffering from a rare genetic disease - kalitsinoza that caused the formation of a solid in his brain tumor.
During dissection it was found that the blood vessels around the brain were highly calcined Lenin, that is hardened and narrowed due to the increase of mineral and fat. This condition is known as atherosclerosis, and it is subject to the majority of the elderly, but Lenin, it seems, it proceeded very quickly. During the posthumous lobotomy surgeon touched a scalpel to the vessels in the brain, and the sound was like iron in contact with the stone.
The team of neurologists from the University of California, led by Harry Winters believes that Lenin died of a cerebrovascular accident. They cite his research on a newly discovered gene mutation NT5E, causing selective atherosclerosis of the blood vessels in the legs.
Winters and his colleagues suggest that Lenin may have similar genetic problems, but in his case they primarily affect the brain. Father, brothers and sisters Lenin apparently also suffered from cardiovascular disease, and his father died almost at the same age in similar circumstances. Nevertheless, the authors of the study nevertheless recognize that because of the lack of data is a controversial hypothesis.