Lenin and the Russian Revolution: Workers' Liberty 3/28

Lenin and the Russian Revolution

Submitted by cathy n on 15 March, 2010 - 11:42 Author: Andrew Hornung and John O'Mahony
WL 3/28

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Who was Lenin? He led the workers of the Tsarist Russian Empire to make the most profound revolution in history in 1917. He was the leader of the Russian Bolshevik Party, without which the workers would have been defeated.

Lenin and the Russian Revolution, part 2

Submitted by cathy n on 15 March, 2010 - 11:36

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In May, Leon Trotsky arrived in Russia. He had spent a brief exile in the USA and, attempting to return to Russia on the outbreak of revolution, had been arrested at sea by the British navy and interned for a number of months.

Trotsky had joined the Martov faction of the RSDLP in 1903. He had soon broken with the Mensheviks and stood alone between the factions for a number of years. In 1912, he had abortively attempted to resist the definitive rupture of relations within the RSDLP.