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is pretty decent.
Pretty long too.
not read them but they're supposed to be good: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitri_Volkogonov
this biography of stalin http://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/jul/20/biography.features
lenin's wife wrote a lot about him as did trotsky. obviously not a very full historiographical picture, and not at all critical, but interesting to read in drabs.
lenin's wife still has a major chocolate brand named after her http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/467575.html
just watched this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or-FL7w3Gws
people analyzing their chess game here http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1387603 neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerds