Theremin story: Correction

By The History Detectives Team
30 June 2010
Category: Correction

In this week’s Theremin story, there was an inaccurate statement regarding Vladimir Lenin. Lenin died in 1924, and therefore could not have directly sent Leon Theremin on an international tour in 1926.

To clarify, Lenin was a supporter and promoter of the instrument, and started Theremin’s touring in 1922, beginning in the Soviet Union. Theremin’s international touring did not begin until 1926. We clearly erred in not clarifying the timeline of events and mistating the cause and effect.

We thank all the viewers who have written in to bring attention to the mistake - it’s your dilligence and dedication to historical accuracy that we strive to meet.

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