Lenin and the russian revolution

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Lenin and the Russian Revolution by Christopher Hill

Alguén xa dixo que a editorial podería ter mantido o título orixinal, aínda que o autor deixa claro na introdución que o libro non é unha historia da revolución calquera, senón unha historia de “Lenin e a revolución rusa.” Nese aspecto, penso que o libro non está mal. Para aqueles que sabemos pouco sobre Lenin e/a revolución está ben lembrar o que dixo (e fixo), e non asumir a historia da Unión Soviética como un todo indivisíbel do que escoller o peor de cada caso. Agora ben, pola miña banda coido que xa chega de “Breves Historias da Revolución Rusa.” Sempre estiven intimidado polos dous volumes de Trotski, e o libro de Orlando Figues non semella moito máis breve, pero con todos os problemas que poidan ter cando menos terán algo máis de detalle. E detalle é algo que lle falta ao libro de Hill. Se gostei das citas (sen referencias) aos escritos de Lenin, botei e falla non xa unha análise polo miúdo, senón canto menos algo máis de información para entender as circunstancias. Se algo queda claro neste libro é que Lenin era un home práctico, pero para poder entender ben as súas decisións cómpre entendermos o contexto no que foron feitas. Igual na Inglaterra de posguerra a xente estaba mellor informada, pero a min fáltanme datos. Como primeira aproximación á revolución non está mal de todo, pero como axuda para entender mellor a Lenin non chega.
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The Revolution That Shaped Russia - National Geographic

Vladimir Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary and head of the Bolshevik Party who rose to prominence during the Russian Revolution of , one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century. The bloody upheaval marked the end of the oppressive Romanov dynasty and centuries of imperial rule in Russia. Vladimir Lenin was born in into a middle-class family in Ulyanovsk, Russia.
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How Lenin came to lead the Russian Revolution

By it seemed to Lenin that the war would never end and that the prospect of revolution was rapidly receding. But in the week of March 8—15, the starving, freezing, war-weary workers and soldiers of Petrograd until , St. Petersburg succeeded in deposing the Tsar. Lenin and his closest lieutenants hastened home after the German authorities agreed to permit their passage through Germany to neutral Sweden. Berlin hoped that the return of anti-war Socialists to Russia would undermine the Russian war effort. Lenin arrived in Petrograd on April 16, , one month after the Tsar had been forced to abdicate. Out of the revolution was born the Provisional Government , formed by a group of leaders of the bourgeois liberal parties.

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov [a] 22 April [b] — 21 January , better known by his alias Lenin , [c] was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from to and of the Soviet Union from to Under his administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist state governed by the Russian Communist Party. Ideologically a communist , he developed a variant of Marxism known as Leninism ; his ideas were posthumously codified as Marxism—Leninism. Born to a moderately prosperous middle-class family in Simbirsk , Lenin embraced revolutionary socialist politics following his brother's execution.

All rights reserved. Its events paved the way for the Soviet Union. It dominated the politics of the 20th century, and it has left an indelible mark on the contemporary world. Crowds of female factory workers gathered in the center of Petrograd, the Russian capital formerly known as St. Even as disaffected and hungry workers, male and female, joined in the protests, some revolutionaries remained skeptical. Aleksandr Shlyapnikov was a leading figure of the Bolshevik movement, whose leader, Vladimir Ilich Lenin, had been living outside Russia for long periods of time since

First return to Petrograd

From an armored car, with floodlights beaming down on him, Lenin announced the impending victory of the world socialist revolution. When the February Revolution of took place, Lenin was in Switzerland. He did not return to Russia until over a month later, in early April.

While looking at the background information on the Russian revolution and the change to a Communist state in Russia, we have already touched on many of the curriculum's remaining questions, but we will now examine them in more detail. Following the Bolshevik Revolution, Lenin and his new communist government initiated many reforms. They took land from the Tsar, the church, nobles and other landlords, and redistributed it among the peasants in order to reform the agricultural sector and reward the peasants for their loyalty during the Revolution. Labour conditions were improved with working hours limited to a maximum of eight hours a day, and forty hours a week. The capitalists who had always owned the factories and farms had been profit driven, neglecting basic human rights of workers. Exploitative working conditions existed with no work breaks or time off.

Without question, the German leadership did so with the intent of destabilizing Russia. The Germans provided Lenin with a guarded train that took him as far as the Baltic coast, from which he traveled by boat to Sweden, then on to Russia by train. There is also evidence that Germany funded the Bolshevik Party , though historians disagree over how much money they actually contributed. Lenin arrived in Petrograd on the evening of April 3 , His arrival was enthusiastically awaited, and a large crowd greeted him and cheered as he stepped off the train.

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