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The revolution led by Bolsheviks – one of the majority and Vladimir Lenin – the one that was engraved in everyone’s memory by his greatest efforts against Tsarist autocracy, was a form of autocracy that equated cruelty with despotism and ruthlessness that reigned just over 300 years, from 1613 to 1917, and against today’s capitalism.
Fed up with unfair ruling, the people decided to take power that merely belonged to them.
Led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin, leftist revolutionaries launch a nearly bloodless coup d’État against Russia’s ineffectual Provisional Government. The Bolsheviks and their allies occupied government buildings and other strategic locations in the Russian capital of Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) and within two days had formed a new government with Lenin as its head. Bolshevik Russia, later renamed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was the world’s first Marxist state.
Lenin’s government made peace with Germany, nationalized industry, and distributed land, but beginning in 1918 had to fight a devastating civil war against czarist forces. In 1920, the czarists were defeated.
When the Russian Revolution triumphed in October 1917, most of the rest of the world was colonized by the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States. But under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin, the revolution became the inspiration for countless peoples, not only by showing that a workers’ state was possible, but also by providing practical, material and later military aid.
2018.11.08 / 13:54