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Lecture on the 1905 Revolution

  [english | 1899]  

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: 122

Left Wing Childishness and the Petty Bourgeois Mentality

  [english | 1918]  

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 ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 251

Left Wing Communism An Infantile Disorder

  [english | 1919]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The birth of the Cesarevitch Alexis Nicolaievitch in August 1904 caused great rejoicings in Russia because it had been preceded by the birth of four daughters to the lmnperial couple and there seemed reason to fear that the succession to the Throne would not descend in the direct line. The joy of the Imperial Family was increased when it was found that the child was of a bright active disposition ...]
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Left Wing Narodism and Marxism

  [english | 1898]  

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: 326

Leo Tolstoy as the Mirror of the Russian Revolution

  [english | 1901]  

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: 363

Lessons of the Commune

  [english | 1903]  

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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Lessons of the Moscow Uprising

  [english | 1913]  

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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Lessons of the Revolution

  [english | 1917]  

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: 387

Letter on Oil Concessions

  [english | 1917]  

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 ...]
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Letter to American Workers

  [english | 1916]  

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: 303

Letter to Bolshevik Party Members

  [english | 1913]  

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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Letter to Comrades

  [english | 1908]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would lead unavoidably to imperialism monopolies and colonialism. He prophesied that those third world countries used merely as capitalist labour would have no choice but to join the Communist revolution in Russia. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history some ...]
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Letter to Iskra

  [english | 1895]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Bolshevik or Maximalist wing of the Social-Democratic Party was able to control the Soviet and the Committees in the early days of the Revolution its hold upon them has tightened and it is now stronger than ever. Yct it represents neither the best nor even the most numerous section of the people. Like the Okhrana or secret police system under the old rSgime its influence is based.upon the ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 210

Letter to J V Stalin and M I Frumkin

  [english | 1896]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenin was a prolific political theoretician and philosopher who wrote about the practical aspects of carrying out a proletarian revolution he wrote pamphlets articles and books without a stenographer or secretary until prevented by illness. He simultaneously corresponded with comrades allies and friends in Russia and world-wide. His Collected Works comprise 54 volumes each of about 650 pages ...]
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Letter to J V Stalin Part 01

  [english | 1895]  

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: 333

Letter to J V Stalin Part 02

  [english | 1910]  

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: 451

Letter to Members of the Politbureau of the RCPB CC

  [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: 101

Letter to Sylvia Pankhurst

  [english | 1912]  

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: 35

Letter to the Bolshevik Comrades

  [english | 1915]  

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: 26

Letter to the British Workers

  [english | 1905]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The birth of the Cesarevitch Alexis Nicolaievitch in August 1904 caused great rejoicings in Russia because it had been preceded by the birth of four daughters to the lmnperial couple and there seemed reason to fear that the succession to the Throne would not descend in the direct line. The joy of the Imperial Family was increased when it was found that the child was of a bright active disposition ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 416
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