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Preface TO THE PAMPHLET BY VOINOV

  [english | 1905]  

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: 358

Preface to the Pamphlet May Days in Kharov

  [english | 1917]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [On 8th July 1917 Alexander Kerensky became the new leader of the Provisional Government. Kerensky was still the most popular man in the government because of his political past. In the Duma he had been leader of the moderate socialists and had been seen as the champion of the working-class. However Kerensky like George Lvov was unwilling to end the war. In fact soon after taking office he ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 329

PREFACE TO THE RUSSIAN TRANSLATION OF KARL MARX LETTERS

  [english | 1911]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Every revolution begins at the top as the ruling class with no clear way forward split over what course of action to take. In January 1916 a strike wave developed against food shortages and speculators. Feeling the movement building up from below a section of the ruling class favored making limited concessions. During late 1916 the mystic monk Rasputin was murdered and plots were laid for a ...]
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PREFACE TO THE RUSSIAN TRANSLATION OF KAUTSKY PAMPHLET

  [english | 1906]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Anarchy In Petrograd. The War: 4th Year 1908th. Aided by the garrisol of Petrograd the Maximalists under Lenin have deposed the Kerensky Government and have assumed office. They announce that this was acomplished without bloodshed that several Ministers have been arrested and that M. Kerensky is a fugitive. In a proclamation to the Arrny Committees they state that authority of Government has been ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 204

PREFACE TO THE RUSSIAN TRANSLATION OF LETTERS BY JOHANNES BECKER

  [english | 1919]  

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: 83

PREFACE TO THE RUSSIAN TRANSLATION OF LIEBKNECHT PAMPHLET

  [english | 1898]  

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 ...]
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Preliminary Draft Theses on the Agrarian Question

  [english | 1917]  

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: 171

Preliminary Draft Theses on the National and the Colonial Questions

  [english | 1895]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [ Vladimir Lenin was a Russian revolutionary leader and theorist who presided over the first government of Soviet Russia and then that of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Lenin was the leader of the radical socialist Bolshevik Party (later renamed the Communist Party) which seized power in the October phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917. After the revolution Lenin headed the ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 433

Principles Involved in the War Issue

  [english | 1911]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenin was the initiator of the central drama--the tragedy--of our era the rise of totalitarian states. A bookish man with a scholars habits and a generals tactical instincts Lenin introduced to the 20th century the practice of taking an all-embracing ideology and imposing it on an entire society rapidly and mercilessly he created a regime that erased politics erased historical memory erased ...]
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Prophectic Words

  [english | 1903]  

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 ...]
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Proposals On a Check Up and Purge of the RCPB Membership

  [english | 1905]  

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 ...]
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Proposed Amendments to the Resolution on the War Issue

  [english | 1914]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenin was the initiator of the central drama--the tragedy--of our era the rise of totalitarian states. A bookish man with a scholars habits and a generals tactical instincts Lenin introduced to the 20th century the practice of taking an all-embracing ideology and imposing it on an entire society rapidly and mercilessly he created a regime that erased politics erased historical memory erased ...]
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Purging the Party

  [english | 1914]  

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 ...]
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Put Your Cards on the Table

  [english | 1920]  

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 ...]
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Questions of Principle

  [english | 1918]  

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: 455

Questions of Principle in Politics

  [english | 1907]  

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: 413

Re the Monopoly of Foreign Trade

  [english | 1906]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenin was the initiator of the central drama--the tragedy--of our era the rise of totalitarian states. A bookish man with a scholars habits and a generals tactical instincts Lenin introduced to the 20th century the practice of taking an all-embracing ideology and imposing it on an entire society rapidly and mercilessly he created a regime that erased politics erased historical memory erased ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 40

Remarks on the Reply by P Maslov

  [english | 1897]  

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: 114

Reply by N Lenin to Rosa Luxemburg

  [english | 1912]  

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: 469

Reply to A Reader

  [english | 1918]  

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: 219
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