Russian Revolution 1917

The 1917 Russian revolution, when the working class and peasant majority succeeded, for the first time in history, in transforming society, abolishing capitalism and landlordism, still stands as the greatest even in human history for socialists and Marxists. The event led to a wave of struggle and revolution, throughout Europe and beyond, putting the idea of a socialist world firmly onto the agenda. The CWI stands firmly in the tradition of the Bolshevik Party of Lenin and Trotsky, in fighting to build a revolutionary socialist international in the 21st century. For those fighting to change society today, the experience of the Russian revolution, and its subsequent tragic Stalinist degeneration, is rich in lessons.

February revolution 1917: What lessons for today?

21/02/2017, 23 February 1917 (8 March in today’s calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia, which sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world.
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales), printed in the Socialist (paper of the Socialist Party)

Russian Revolution Centenary: January 1917 - On the eve of revolution

29/01/2017, War, hunger, hated Tsarist regime: class tensions reach breaking point
Niall Mulholland, from 1917revolution.org

Book Reviews: Trotsky and February 1917

16/01/2017, Preparing for revolution
Peter Taaffe, from the February 2017 issue of Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

History: Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2016, November 7th anniversary of workers’ taking power
Clare Doyle, CWI

History: Russian revolution 90th anniversary

11/10/2007, The October Revolution – when the working class took power
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party

Russian Revolution 1917: The 1917 ’July days’ - rich in lessons for today

12/07/2007, Revolution never develops in a straight line.
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, London

history: February revolution 1917 - what lessons for today?

16/03/2007, Ninety years ago, the working class of Russia, led by the immortal workers of what is now St Petersburg, rose in a revolution that overthrew the 1,000-year dictatorial rule of the Tsar.
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party

Review: 1905 Russian Revolution on the screen

22/03/2005, Restored version of ‘Battleship Potemkin’ at 55th Berlin Film Festival
Aron Amm, Berlin

History: 1905 Russian Revolution - The working class shows its strength

13/01/2005, The Russian Revolution of 1905 began on Sunday 9 January, after more than one thousand people - men, women and children - were massacred by military guards outside the Winter Palace of the tsar.
PerAke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, cwi Sweden

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