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A Great Beginning

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1907

Genres:

political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Review by M. Erb, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Great Beginning':

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is also called the Bolshevik Revolution or the October Revolution. In 1917 there were actually two revolutions in Russia. One was the February Revolution in which the Tsar abdicated his throne and the Provisional Government took power. The other was the October Revolution in which the Provisional Government was overthrown by the Bolsheviks. The Russian Revolution of 1917 played a very important role in world history and also a major role in the history of the Baltic states of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania. Baltic peoples also played a major role in the 1917 Revolution particularly the Latvian Bolsheviks who comprised a key portion of the Red Guards that defended the Bolsheviks at a crucial time in its early existence. Earlier during the 1905 Revolution in Russia the peasants in the Baltic took this as their cue to revolt against their rulers. At different times in history the Estonian and Latvian peasants had been ruled by Tsarist Russia the Kingdom of Sweden and the Baltic German nobility Lithuanian peasants were governed by Russia and before it by the Kingdom of Poland (1569 to 1791). They saw this time period as an opportunity to finally take control over their destiny and to rule them selves. Though it didnt lead to independence at this time it independence did emerge from 1918 till 1940 for the people of the Baltic States.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Great Beginning':


... general wave of enthusiasm carried many communist railway workers to the front, but the majority of them could not leave their responsible posts or find ...
... of work Number employ-ed Hours worked Work performed Per person ?Total? Moscow.Mainlocomotive shops Loading materials forthe line, devices ...
... was strengthened that the victory of the working class was unshakable. The international bandits will not crush the victorious workers the internal ...
... cells should in the first place set to work to till the fields of Red Army men and thus help their families.     The comrades on the ...
... on May 17. In accordance with the resolution adopted by their general meeting, ninety-eight Communists and sympathisers worked five hours overtime ...
... backs ached . . . but the next day would be a free day, our day of rest, and we would be able to get all the sleep we wanted. The goal was near, and ...
... into its proper shape. Still red-hot and spitting sparks, we rushed it on our shoulders to where it had to go. We pushed it into its socket. A few ...
... of their MOSCOW comrades, the communist railway workers here at a general Party meeting resolved: to work five hours overtime on Saturdays without pay ...
... of the proletariat only in word and are afraid to think it out to its logical conclusion. They are afraid of- that inevitable conclusion which particularly ...
... this ability does not come of itself, but grows historically, and grows only out of the material conditions of large-scale capitalist production. This ...
... people, who know no yoke and no authority except the authority of their own unity, of their own, more class-conscious, bold, solid, revolutionary and ...
... with the vast number of cases of thieving, idleness, lower productivity, spoilage of raw materials and finished goods, etc. Our reply to these gentlemen ...
... no means placed in exceptionally good conditions, by workers of various specialities, and some with no speciality at all, just unskilled labourers, who ...
... very well the main cause of the decline in the productivity of labour that is to be observed not only in Russia, but all over the world it is ruin and ...
...   In Capital, Karl Marx ridicules the pompous and grandiloquent bourgeois-democratic great charter of liberty and the rights of man, ridicules ...
... and surrounding it with disgusting formalities, denying recognition to children born out of wedlock, enforcing a search for their fathers, etc., laws ...
... assistance. The word commune is being handled much too freely. Any kind of enterprise started by Communists or with their participation is very often ...
... who calls his enterprise, institution or undertaking a commune without having proved this by hard work and practical success in prolonged effort, ...
... light on the class character of the state apparatus under the dictatorship of the proletariat. The Central Committee of the Party drafts a letter on ...
... proletarian state. Such work and such work alone will completely convince the peasant that we are right, that communism is right, and make him our devoted ...