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Purging the Party

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1914

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political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Summary of the Book 'Purging the Party':

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 'Purging the Party':


... to? the Pravda text? Translated from the Russian Edited by David Skvirsky and George Hanna Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2000). ...
... aid of the experience and suggestions of non-Party workers these suggestions and the representatives of the non-Party proletarian masses are being heeded ...
... Policy, the conditions that primarily demand higher productivity of labour, greater labour discipline. At such a time improvements at home are the major ...
... us for selfish motives, to those who have become puffed-up commissars and bureaucrats, the suggestions of the non-Party proletarian masses and, in ...
... Communists from those who arouse the disgust of people earning their bread by the sweat of their brow, enjoying no privileges and having no pull. ...
... the beginning of 1918, not more than a hundredth part should be allowed to remain and even then, every one of those who are allowed to remain must ...
... (and to the monarchy) in words and action, etc., etc. The Mensheviks attach themselves to the Russian Communist Party not only and even not so much ...
... for his adaptability (but not all adaptability is opportunism) and the Mensheviks, as opportunists, adapt themselves on principle so to ...
... of rascals, of bureaucratic, dishonest or wavering Communists, and of Mensheviks who have repainted their facade but who have remained Mensheviks at ...
... was enhanced. ? ?[p. 39] ? [16] The idea of convening a so-called labour congress, proposed by P. B. Axelrod and supported by other Mensheviks, ...
... went beyond the demand for a constitutional monarchy. They considered their main task to be the fight against the revolutionary movement and aspired ...
... revolution of February 1917 they tried to save the monarchy. After the Great October Socialist Revolution they became irreconcilable enemies of ...
... first foundations for a state owned and planned economy. Tragically, the workers' democracy established in October 1917 became... >>read more<... April 3, Lenin arrived in Petrograd during the All-Russian Conference of Bolshevik Party Workers. In his first address to the delegates, he advocated ...
... establishing the world's first officially socialist state. As a theorist, his... >>read more<... Ilyich Lenin : A Brief Outline of the Split in the RSDLPSo the Bolsheviks' slogans demanded of these parties' leaders that they do the job their ...
... in RussiaLenin was one of the leading political figures and revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century, who masterminded the Bolshevik take-over of ...
... rapid growth of industry, cities, and the proletariat (a group of lower-class workers, especially in industry). Its first intellectual spokesmen were ...
... planned economy, laid the basis for the transformation of Russia from the 'India' of Europe to the second most powerful economy and country on the globe. ...
... height, quite bald, except for the back of his head, with a reddish beard. The features of his face were strikingslanted eyes that looked piercingly ...