Did Karl Marx, the founder of Russian Communism, ever live in Russia?
It is true that Karl Marx never lived in Russia. Born in Prussia, Marx later became stateless (a man without a country) and spent much of his life in London.
As the Father of Communism, Karl Marx, a German philosopher and economist, proposed a new ideology in his Communist Manifesto, which he wrote with Friedrich Engels in 1848. The manifesto emphasized the importance of class struggle in every historical society, and the dangerous instability capitalism created. Though it did outline some basic requirements for a communist society, the manifesto was highly analytical of historical events that led to its necessity and suggested the system’s ultimate goals, but did not concretely provide instructions for setting up a communist government. Though Marx died well before a government tested his theories, his ideas and writings did influence revolutionary industrial workers throughout Europe.