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Meeting of Presidium of the Petrograd Soviet with Delegates from Food Supply Organizations

  [english | 1916]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Over the next twelve years bolshevism which had begun as a faction within the Russian Social-Democratic Workers party gradually emerged as an independent party that had cut its ties with all other Russian Marxists. The process involved long and bitter arguments against Mensheviks as well as against all those who worked to reunite the factions. It involved fights over funds struggles for control ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 497

Meeting of the All Russia Central Executive Committee

  [english | 1897]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Russian Revolution was the greatest step forward in history. The working class though a minority led all oppressed and exploited people in smashing the Tsarist dictatorship. Taking state power through their Soviets (councils) the armed workers overthrew landlordism and capitalism laying the first foundations for a state owned and planned economy. Tragically the workers democracy established ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 198

Meeting of the Bolshevik Groups Abroad

  [english | 1909]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [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 ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 297

Meeting of the Central Committee

  [english | 1903]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [After the defeat of the July Days the Bolsheviks had their backs to the wall. Their press had been smashed and many of their leaders were also being hounded. The reaction was further boosted by the revelation that Lenin was really in the pay of the German government (with which Russia was still at war). This lie peddled by a couple of drunken adventurers implausible though it was was suddenly ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 109

Meeting of the International Socialist Bureau

  [english | 1897]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenin was one of the leading political figures and revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century who masterminded the Bolshevik take-over of power in Russia in 1917 and was the architect and first head of the USSR. Expelled from university for his radical policies Lenin completed his law degree as an external student in 1891. He moved to St Petersburg and became a professional revolutionary. Like ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 82

Meeting of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers and Soldiers Deputies

  [english | 1911]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [As stated in his Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism Lenins revolutionary project embraced not just Russia but the world. To implement world revolution the Third or Communist International was convened in Russia in 1919 to replace the discredited Second International. Lenin dominated the first second (1920) and third (1921) Congresses of the International and hoped to use the organisation ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 75

MEMO TO THE POLITICAL BUREAU ON COMBATING DOMINANT NATION CHAUVINISM

  [english | 1916]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [So the Bolsheviks slogans demanded of these parties leaders that they do the job their supporters expected them to do. Their key demands were that the socialists break with the Kadets and take political power into their own hands. The compromisers could easily have done this by declaring the executive of the Soviet the government of the country. The Bolshevik slogans Down with the ten capitalist ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 97

Metalworkers Strikes in 1912

  [english | 1905]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The February Revolution of 1917 in Russia was the first stage of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Largely a bloodless transfer of power from the Tsar the regime that came into being was an alliance between liberals and socialists who wanted to instigate political reform create a democratically elected executive and constituent assembly. In the first half of February lack of food supply caused ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 94

Methods of Liquidators and Party Tasks of the Bolsheviks

  [english | 1899]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The perspective which Lenin arrived at in 1917 coincided with Trotskys theory of Permanent Revolution worked out following the experience of the 1905 revolution. This resolved the long debate within the Russian labor movement which revolved around three different conceptions of the coming revolution. All the Russian Marxists were agreed that the tasks of social transformation facing them were ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 66

More About Nationalism

  [english | 1916]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Mon Nationalism and Civil War in Burma: The Golden Sheldrake by Ashley South is a history of the Mon people an ethnic group found in Myanmar (previously known as Burma) and Thailand. Published in 2003 it covers their history from the pre-colonial era up to the time of writing with an emphasis on the development of Mon nationalist movements in the 20th century. South an independent consultant and ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 480

More About the Political Crisis

  [english | 1918]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Has the Russian revolution been successfully extended internationally with the development of a socialist federation embracing economically advanced countries the discussion of pre-1917 perspectives would now be of only historical interest to Marxists. Unfortunately with the defeat of the revolution in Europe Soviet Russia was isolated. The revolution suffered an inevitable degeneration. The ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 419

Moscow Party Workers Meeting

  [english | 1904]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [In the April Theses therefore Lenin called for a struggle for a socialist program based on the independent action of the working class. Its main elements were: No Support for the Provisional government. Fight for the Soviets to take power. End the war. Confiscate the big estates. Nationalize the banks. Establish workers control of industry. Replace the police and army with a workers ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 340

Mother

  [english | 1907]  

Maxim Gorky


Summary: [The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother a Daughter and the Town That Raised Them is a memoir by Amy Dickinson the author of the syndicated advice column Ask Amy. It was released on February 3rd 2009 by Hyperion Books. On the publication date Dickinson appeared on Good Morning America and the following day she appeared on The View to promote the memoir which chronicles her experiences with ...]
Genres: [fiction | historical | politicalDownloads: 76

Mr Struve Exposed by His Colleague

  [english | 1906]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Vladimir Lenin was born in 1870 and was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. He became a revolutionary a communist politician the principal leader of the October Revolution the first head of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic and from 1922 the first de facto leader of the Soviet Union. He wrote Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism while in exile in Switzerland ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 348

Mr Struve on the Need to Reform the Government

  [english | 1921]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the seminal events of the early twentieth century. In the face of mounting opposition and disastrous defeats in World War I Tsar Nicholas II abdicated power and was replaced by the Provisional Government. It was not able to successfully disengage from the war or resolve the economic chaos that resulted from the collapse of the old regime. Because of these ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 431

Narodism and Liquidationism as Disintegrating Elements in the Working Class Movement

  [english | 1910]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenin and Trotsky had seen the Russian revolution merely as the prologue to the international revolution. In isolation backward Russia was not ready for socialism. The beginning of socialism meant a higher level of productive forces than even the most developed capitalist economy. This was only possible on a world scale. In the phrase of Lenin capitalism had broken at its weakest link. But the ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 125

Narodism and the Class of Wage Workers

  [english | 1907]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The perspective which Lenin arrived at in 1917 coincided with Trotskys theory of Permanent Revolution worked out following the experience of the 1905 revolution. This resolved the long debate within the Russian labor movement which revolved around three different conceptions of the coming revolution. All the Russian Marxists were agreed that the tasks of social transformation facing them were ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 481

Narodniks and Liquidators in the Trade Union Movement A Valuable Admission

  [english | 1909]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The revolution and the introduction of a 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. Despite the squandering of the advantages of the planned economy by the monstrous one-party totalitarian regime which subsequently arose the Russian Revolution has been more than justified in the colossal ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 82

National Liberalism and the Right of Nations to Self Determination

  [english | 1919]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Before he became the general of the revolution Lenin was its pedant the journalist-scholar who married Marxist theory to an incisive analysis of insurrectionist tactics. His theories of what society ought to be and how that ideal must be achieved were the products of thousands of hours spent reading. The incomprehensibility of Lenin is precisely this all-consuming intellectuality--the fact that ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 156

New Economic Developments in Peasant Life

  [english | 1915]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 21 January 1924) was a Russian revolutionary author lawyer economic theorist political philosopher creator of the Soviet Communist Party leader of the 1917 October Revolution and founder of the USSR. As head of the Bolsheviks (19171924) he led the Red Army to victory in the Russian Civil War before establishing the worlds first officially socialist state. As a ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 338
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