Prehistoric lizard named for Vladimir Lenin

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Prehistoric lizard named for Vladimir Lenin

ULYANOVSK, March 30 (RIA Novosti) – Russian paleontologists have named a recently discovered fossil ichthyosaur after Lenin, the head of the Natural History Museum at Ulyanovsk State University told RIA Novosti on Friday.

How fitting.

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                     The real reason might be that Lenin's real name is Ulyanov and his family originated in that city.



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I see

I see in that same article that they named another find after Barack Obama : "because of the President's toothy grin". But I would agree the name of Lenin for this find would be because of the origins of his family from that city.

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