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A Letter to A M Gorky

  [english | 1895]  

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 ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 342

A Letter to Students at the Capri Party School

  [english | 1895]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [It took a good deal of negotiation and courage for Lenin and a group of like-minded Russian revolutionaries to travel from Switzerland back to Russia through the enemy country of Germany. The man who returned to Russia in the spring of 1917 was of medium height quite bald except for the back of his head with a reddish beard. The features of his face were strikingslanted eyes that looked ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 327

A Letter to the Comrades

  [english | 1895]  

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: 141

Articles for Rabochaya Gazeta

  [english | 1895]  

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: 353

Circumstances of Resignation from the Iskra Editorial Board

  [english | 1895]  

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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Eighth All Russia Conference of the RCPB

  [english | 1895]  

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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Frank Speeches by a Liberal

  [english | 1895]  

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 ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 344

Greetings to the Hungarian Workers

  [english | 1895]  

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: 261

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 ...]
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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 ...]
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Letter to the Members of the Central Committee

  [english | 1895]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Returning to Russia on April 3 Lenin arrived in Petrograd during the All-Russian Conference of Bolshevik Party Workers. In his first address to the delegates he advocated uncompromising opposition to the war and the Provisional Government and irreconcilable hostility toward all supporters of both he proposed that the party struggle for the establishment of a proletarian dictatorship. At the same ...]
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Our Foreign and Domestic Position and the Tasks of the Party

  [english | 1895]  

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 ...]
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PREFACE TO THE COLLECTION TWELVE YEARS

  [english | 1895]  

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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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

Tasks of the Workers and Peasants Inspection and How They Are to Be Understood and Fulfilled

  [english | 1895]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [It took a good deal of negotiation and courage for Lenin and a group of like-minded Russian revolutionaries to travel from Switzerland back to Russia through the enemy country of Germany. The man who returned to Russia in the spring of 1917 was of medium height quite bald except for the back of his head with a reddish beard. The features of his face were strikingslanted eyes that looked ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 398

The Assessment of the Russian Revolution

  [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: 2

The Bloc of the Cadets with the Progressits and Its Significance

  [english | 1895]  

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: 381

The Fifth Congress of the RSDLP

  [english | 1895]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The one factor that was missing in all these revolutions but which was present in October 1917 was the subjective factor a workers leadership capable of preparing in good season the working class for the socialist transformation of society. It was the policy and the tactics of the Bolshevik Party under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky which led the Russian workers to victory. Lenin prepared ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 475

The Governments Falsification of the Duma and the Tasks of the Social Democrats

  [english | 1895]  

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: 442

The Liquidators Against the Party

  [english | 1895]  

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: 319
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