The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
asteroid no. 852, discovered by S. I. Beliavskii (Simeiz) in 1916. Its mean distance from the sun is 2.36 astronomical units, and at mean opposition it has a stellar magnitude of 12.7. In 1924 the planet was named in honor of V. I. Lenin.
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