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Gymnasium Farms and Corrective Gymnasia

  [english | 1897]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [A Marxist movement had developed in Russia during the last decade of the nineteenth century. It was a response to the rapid growth of industry cities and the proletariat (a group of lower-class workers especially in industry). Its first intellectual spokesmen were people who had turned away from relying on the peasants (rural poor people) of the Russian villages and countryside and they placed ...]
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Harry Quelch

  [english | 1899]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The February revolution in Russia opened nine months of titanic class struggle which culminated in the coming to power of the working class led by the Bolshevik Party headed by Lenin and Trotsky. Revolution broke out first in Russia because the war placed the greatest burdens on what was industrially the most backward nation in Europe. In Lenins words capitalism broke at its weakest link. The ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 278

Helplessness and Confusion

  [english | 1902]  

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: 427

Heroes of Fraud and the Mistakes of the Bolsheviks

  [english | 1909]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The honor of beginning the February 1917 revolution fell to the women textile workers of Petrograd on International Womens Day. Indignant at bread rations whilst the capitalists made fabulous war profits and with many of them having husbands and sons at the front 90000 came out on strike. The next day half the industrial workers struck in support. Slogans of Down with the aristocracy down with ...]
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How Certain Social Democrats Inform the International About the State of Affairs in the RSDLP

  [english | 1914]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenins April Theses form one of the most decisive manifestos in the history of the revolution. They consist of just a few short notes the bare skeleton of Lenins speeches when he arrived back in Petrograd in April 1917. But the ideas outlined within them brought about a decisive reorientation of the Bolshevik leadership. Lynn Walsh re-examines the April Theses and their lessons for today. Lenins ...]
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How Comrade Plekhanov Argues About Social Democratic Tactics

  [english | 1919]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [A Marxist movement had developed in Russia during the last decade of the nineteenth century. It was a response to the rapid growth of industry cities and the proletariat (a group of lower-class workers especially in industry). Its first intellectual spokesmen were people who had turned away from relying on the peasants (rural poor people) of the Russian villages and countryside and they placed ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 75

How Plekhanov and Co Defend Revisionism

  [english | 1907]  

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: 160

How Strong Is the Left Narodnik Trend Among the Workers

  [english | 1898]  

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: 189

How the Bourgeoisie Utilises Renegades

  [english | 1907]  

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 ...]
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How the Congress Was Constituted

  [english | 1910]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [During the next few years Lenin was essentially dictator (a ruler with unquestionable authority) of Russia. The major task he faced was establishing this authority for himself and his party in the country. Most of his policies can be understood in this light even though he angered some elements in the population while satisfying others. Examples of such policies include the governments seizing of ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 386

How the Socialist Revolutionaries Sum Up the Revolution and How the Revolution Has Summed Them Up

  [english | 1916]  

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: 288

How the Spark Was Nearly Extinguished

  [english | 1921]  

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: 89

How the Workers Responded to the Formation of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Group in the Duma

  [english | 1898]  

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: 110

How to Organise Competition

  [english | 1909]  

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 ...]
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How to Vote in the St Petersburg Elections

  [english | 1906]  

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: 395

How Vera Zasulich Demolishes Liquidationism

  [english | 1899]  

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: 389

How We Should Reorganize the Workers and Peasants Inspection

  [english | 1901]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The February revolution in Russia opened nine months of titanic class struggle which culminated in the coming to power of the working class led by the Bolshevik Party headed by Lenin and Trotsky. Revolution broke out first in Russia because the war placed the greatest burdens on what was industrially the most backward nation in Europe. In Lenins words capitalism broke at its weakest link. The ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 217

Hyndman on Marx

  [english | 1912]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [In 1917 Russia was again at war (WWI) and they were losing to the Germans mainly because they lacked the modern industry to support its war effort and didnt have an adequate railroad system to get supplies to the front. As in 1905 when revolution broke out confidence was not very high in the Tsar Nicholas II. The situation in Petrograd (formerly St Petersburg) was dire for most of the ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 383

Imaginary or Real Marsh

  [english | 1908]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [During the next few years Lenin was essentially dictator (a ruler with unquestionable authority) of Russia. The major task he faced was establishing this authority for himself and his party in the country. Most of his policies can be understood in this light even though he angered some elements in the population while satisfying others. Examples of such policies include the governments seizing of ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 79

Imperialism and Socialism in Italy

  [english | 1913]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Bolsheviks: Revolutionary wing of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party which under the leadership of Lenin led the working class to the taking of power in October 1917. Trotsky and his supporters joined the Bolshevik Party at its conference of July 1917 past differences between them having been resolved through the experience of the revolution. He was elected to the Bolshevik central ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 59
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